Five Questions With: GrassRoots head and musician Jeb Puryear

For over 25 years, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance has been a community-building opportunity that has introduced different music and culture to many audiences. Spawned from an AIDS benefit at the State Theatre in the early 1990s that raised $10,000 for AIDS Work of Tompkins County, the four-day GrassRoots Festival has Read More …

Restoration of Kingston kit home yields vintage Coca-Cola posters, local ice cream advertising signs

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Tucked away on Petit Avenue, with a backyard that blends seamlessly into Lawton Park, is a small 1930s kit home its owner says he has “lovingly restored” and considers “a gift to Kingston.” In November 2016, Rifton resident, videographer and collector Frank Basile purchased the 835-square-foot cottage at 26 Petit Ave., intending Read More …

Dansville ArtWorks issues calls for work, lists upcoming events

DANSVILLE – Artists have until July 6 to submit paperwork to participate in the “Back to School” juried art exhibition being planned by Dansville ArtWorks, 153 Main St. The exhibition is open to artists presenting two- and three-dimensional artworks except photography. The exhibit is scheduled from Aug. 4 to Sept. 29. Additional details are available Read More …

Hudson antique sellers charged with selling products from endangered species

HUDSON – Four Hudson antique sellers were arraigned Tuesday in an undercover sting operation investigating the illegal sale of products made from endangered or threatened species, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The following were charged with illegal commercialization of wildlife, a class E felony: Richard Kazarian, 69, of Central Falls, Rhode Island; Read More …

Local artisans taking part in Historic Trades Fair at Childs

HERITAGE: Blacksmithing, weaving, printing among the arts to be practiced at Saturday exhibition. CHILDS — Artisans from throughout the region, including Niagara and Orleans counties, will ply their trades at the annual Historic Trades Fair at the Cobblestone Museum on Saturday. One of the highlights of the day is a blacksmithing demonstration by Bill Ott Read More …

Historic Society’s Attic Treasures Event Rescheduled for July 7

Due to the rain on Saturday, June 9th, The Seneca Falls Historical Society Attic Treasures event has been rescheduled for July 7th. The fundraising event will still have a large collection of antiques donated by the Seneca Falls community available for purchase. Feel free to stop by at 55 Cayuga St. as you enjoy Canal Read More …