Skaneateles High School students will be giving six performances of this year’s musical, “The Secret Garden,” this week in the high school auditorium. Following a senior citizen performance Wednesday afternoon, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
As controversies over Common Core and mandated standardized tests become more and more prevalent, many parents are choosing a new option in educating their children: homeschooling. Once the sole province of the very religious, homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. Nationwide, about 2 million children learn at home instead of in a brick-and-mortar school, up from about 1 million in 2003. According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 88 percent of U.S. homeschool parents express concern about the school environment, citing drugs, negative peer pressure and general safety.
Five years after he graduated, Shane Aaserud carried his bass back into Skaneateles High School and spent the day in the orchestra room with teacher Karen Veverka and a group of young musicians.
The Skaneateles Town Board discussed two potential future projects to improve the park in Skaneateles Falls, at its Feb. 20 meeting.
On the Move
Inactivity researchers are discovering that sitting isn’t just harmful to your health, it’s so detrimental that a little bit of exercise doesn't offset its negative effects.
Internationally acclaimed children’s author and educator Bruce Coville will be the featured speaker in the next installment of Creative Conversations, presented by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).
The seventh annual Chili Cookoff has been planned and promoted to take place on Feb. 16 at the Cedar House Bowling Center in Skaneateles. This year, the Laker Transportation Project (Laker Limo) has been selected to receive all proceeds.
Do you feel that the contents of your wallet must dictate the contents of your dinner plate? It’s a common belief that healthy eating is not only confusing (they keep changing what’s good!) but very expensive.
On the Move
Friday, Feb. 7, is “National Wear Red Day” to raise awareness for women’s heart disease.
Skaneateles girl scouts of all ages will be doing one of the things they are most famous for starting this week: selling cookies.
Running a 10-mile race is a tremendous challenge. But if you’ve got the right motivation, those 10 miles can feel like nothing at all. That’s the idea behind Team Believe, a grassroots organization that brings together local runners to help the Central New York community. The group, which got its start in 2009, asks participants to help raise money for local children’s charities while training for the Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run in Syracuse in May.
B’ville Theatre Guild stages a sensational version of the classic musical
Few musicals engage the mind and excite the senses as does “Les Misérables.” Even more rarely does a community theater group expertly blend the epic story, the grand spectacle and the soaring music to deliver a seamless and sensational show. Director Korrie Taylor, music director Abel Searor and producers Mark and Sandy Baker, however, have done just that with the current Baldwinsville Theatre Guild production of “Les Mis,” running through Feb. 8.
On the Move
Do you experience urinary incontinence? You are not alone. Urinary incontinence is a common problem in our society.
Thirty Skaneateles High School students and four middle school students were recently recognized for their artwork with the 2014 CNY Scholastic Art Awards. Students were awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key or honorable mention in the highly competitive awards program.
In two successful years the Ride for Alive! charity bike ride in Skaneateles has raised more than $120,000. Starting this year, some of that money will go to a local business to help the foundation with its goal of helping cancer survivors lead healthy lives.