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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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Stenuf Music Studio offers private piano, voice lessons

Skaneateles residents interested in learning to play piano or getting one-on-one piano or vocal instruction now have an option available without leaving town. As of Aug. 1, Stenuf Music Studio is open for business in Skaneateles. Owner and instructor Marlene Stenuf specializes in piano and voice lessons and takes students of any age or experience level.

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Preposterous probe

 Up-and-coming actress Kitty Doupe shines as a bewitching West Indian maid

Anything can happen in “Any Number Can Die.” Owls hoot, thunder howls, lights flicker and lives are lost due to gunshots, poison, hanging and stabbing. But don’t let that constant violence spoil your evening at the theater. It’s all in good fun, as the stage play soundly satirizes every murder mystery you’ve ever read or seen. The campy comedy by Vermont’s prolific and playful playwright, Fred Carmichael, is being staged through Oct. 13 by the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild.

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Zoo to welcome original ‘Wild Kingdom’ host Jim Fowler Oct. 3

On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will host, “Twilight at the Zoo Special Edition: A Life in the Wild with Jim Fowler.” The evening lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.

Dickens’ auditions to be held Oct. 9

This is the 20th year Dickens Christmas will be presented in Skaneateles. The auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church, (in the sanctuary) 97 E. Genesee St. in Skaneateles.

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Syracuse Legends radio show catches on

While countless radio programs provide chatter on the latest Syracuse University sports news, there is only one place where listeners might hear James Southerland talking candidly about why he chose to wear number 43: the NAPA Syracuse Legends Show with Mike Bristol.

Skaneateles music information night to be held Sept. 10

The Skaneateles Central School District will hold a music information night from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. in the High School Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the SCS Music Booster club.