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Posts from September 2014

Oswego, N.Y. - Noted local historian and newspaperman Richard Palmer presents a discussion about the War of 1812 journal of Major Robert Carr. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. The program is free and open to the public.

Major Carr, of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment commanded Fort Ontario during part of the summer of 1812. In his presentation, Palmer will read and interpret excerpts that he copied from Carr's journal during a research trip to Philadelphia.

Gore Gondola - Photo by Darren McGeeFun Happenings Through Columbus Day Weekend, all with Spectacular Fall Scenery!
 

North Creek, N.Y. - Gore Mountain is hosting events throughout the fall foliage season, and this weekend features the 4th Annual Photography Camp with Carl Heilman on Saturday and the Leaf Cruncher 5k Run/Walk on Sunday.

Carl Heilman II is an award winning outdoor photographer who specializes in nature panoramas, murals, and nature photography of Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, New York State, and Montana.

Fall Oween!Oswego, N.Y. - Four local Oswego businesses weaved together the first FallOween event in Oswego, where all citizens compete against one another in the form of decorating their homes in spooky Halloween or beautiful fall themes.
The rules are simple: decorate the front of the home or front porch with Halloween or fall decorations, whether it's with creepy crawlers, pumpkins, witches or discolored leaves, with or without lights, anything goes!.

This city-wide event is open to all Oswego residents who dare to spice their homes up with skeletons, colorful reefs or even spooky sounds.

Traditional German-American food & music combined with featured events

Hunter, N.Y. - Hunter Mountain is now hosting four weekends of Oktoberfest! Starting September 27th and 28th, the first weekend of Oktoberfest kicks off with a new event, the Gestalt BMW Auto Rally, where owners and spectators alike can peruse some of the finest in German engineering. The following weekend, October 4th & 5th, Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally makes its mark on the mountain, with hundreds of riders from across the state riding up the windy roads, with the colorful Catskill Mountains as their backdrop. The third weekend of Oktoberfest, October 11th & 12th, Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally comes back for another year of VW splendor, as only one of seven VW events in the country! The last weekend, October 18th & 19th, Hunter Mountain will host Wine Tasting and Farmer's Market, featuring local wineries and farms.

Alfred HitchcockVintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21

Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com.

Kites Over the HudsonNewburgh, N.Y. - Soaring, swirling, kites of all kinds will bob and weave as they dance in the wind at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site during Kites Over the Hudson, on Saturday, September 20th, 2 PM to 4 PM.

Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under during this Hudson River Ramble event. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories, and refreshments will be served to all who attend. And there will be a Kite Hospital, staffed by members of Chapter 1782 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to repair most kite catastrophes!

Sandy Creek, N.Y. - The Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek will bustle with old engines, tractors, vendors and music at the Crank It Up! Antique Tractor and Engine Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds. Admission is by donation. Parking is free.

"Our show is a family-friendly event that features vintage farm machinery, crafts, music, and traditional agricultural activities from the rural North Country," said show organizer Doreen Macklen. Founded nine years ago by Macklen, her husband Dale and son Jim, the show has grown into a "heritage show and tell" of North Country farms.

An Interdisciplinary Exhibit by Bertha Rogers at Hanford Mills Museum An Interdisciplinary Exhibit by Bertha Rogers at Hanford Mills Museum

East Meredith, N.Y. - The interdisciplinary exhibit, "Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County," by Bertha Rogers is on view at Hanford Mills Museum through October 4th. The exhibit includes mixed media artworks, photographs, an accompanying video by Rogers and Jack Schluep, and logging artifacts from the Hanford Mills Museum collection.

Rogers' exhibit explains, through words and images, New York's Reforestation Program, which was started in the early 20th century to ensure New York State continued to have timber and forested lands. New York's State Nursery, the first in the nation, started major planting programs as soon as it was established in 1902.

Artistic and Anticipated Economic Boon for Upstate New York

Schenectady, N.Y. - Disney's NEWSIES will launch its North American tour at Proctors in Schenectady this fall, creating an artistic and anticipated economic boon for upstate New York.

The NEWSIES North American tour will tech at Proctors from September 15-October 10, in preparation for performances October 11-17, 2014. A show's tech period, generally requiring between two and four weeks, is the phase in its development when the production is readied for launch-a large venue is rented to facilitate the assembly of sets; costumes are fitted; performance cues are choreographed; and microphone frequencies are coordinated.