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LEON Festival to offer free fun, information to keep summer safe for kids

An afternoon and evening of fun and fireworks, featuring a performance by the national singing sensation Kidz Bop, will highlight the LEON Festival to take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Onondaga Lake Park. Admission to the event is free. The event celebrates the halfway mark to the winter holidays and the start of summer.

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Skaneateles natives take finished documentary film on tour

'The Long Bike Back' includes scenes shot in Skaneateles

More than five years after their cross-country bike tour made a pit stop in their hometown of Skaneateles, brothers Pearson and Pete Constantino were back in the area last week to screen the documentary film that tells their story.

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Documentary featuring Skaneateles natives to be screened at Syracuse film festival

'The Long Bike Back' featured in Syracuse Spring Fest

A documentary film chronicling a local duo’s cross-country bike trip will be screened in Central New York for the first time this Friday.

Skaneateles music again earns ‘Best Communities’ honor

For the fourth year in a row, the Skaneateles Central School District has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) for outstanding commitment to music education with a “Best Communities for Music Education” designation.

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Skaneateles high school to host jazz festival

The Skaneateles Central School District will host the 2014 All County Jazz Festival on April 11 and 12.

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Middle school students go 'Over the Moon'

Musical to be presented this weekend

People of all ages will enjoy the upcoming Skaneateles Middle School musical “Over the Moon,” which will be performed this week. About 60 middle school students are in the cast of this musical, which takes place in the storybook land of Hanoveria. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday. In addition, there is a senior citizen performance at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.

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WCNY-FM offers special radio service for blind and visually impaired

For more than three decades, WCNY-FM has been serving the blind and visually-impaired residents of Central New York with a special radio service called READ-OUT.

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Skaneateles High School Drama Club to present ‘The Secret Garden’ this week

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.

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Skaneateles alum visits school, tells about life as a working musician

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.

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SKARTS to present Creative Conversations with Bruce Coville

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).

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‘Les Mis’ luminescent!

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.

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34 Skaneateles students win scholastic art awards

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.

Creekside welcomes Jack Reacher writer Lee Child

Creekside Books and Coffee, an independent book cafe in Skaneateles, in conjunction with the Onondaga County Friends of the Central Library (FOCL), will be hosting bestselling novelist, Lee Child for an hour-long book-signing from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the cafe.

Enhance the lives of extraordinary talent in Skaneateles, CNY

Benefit for performing arts students set for Dec. 8

Right here in Central New York, talent is being born and it’s growing. To further grow any natural ability, one must take added measures to enhance their extraordinary talents. However, more dance training, voice lessons, new instruments or any other tool to further knowledge of performing arts comes with a cost.

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Skaneateles student wins first place, four honored in photography contest

Four Skaneateles High School students were finalists in the 2013 Bousquet Holstein photography contest — and one of them took first prize.

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