Local decorative artist restores 19th century schoolhouse one warm weekend at a time
Heather Bruno-Sears found the bones of an oxen in her front yard, a 1902 Indian-head penny by her front doorstep, a handmade glass marble in the interior dirt under the window, and a 19th century cast-iron toy pull horse in her garden. She’s not a treasure hunter, an intense antiquer or a “pawn star,” but rather a lover of historic buildings who is restoring a circa 1814 one-room schoolhouse in Spafford one warm weekend at a time.
George Rossi’s email address gives a hint to his personality: pianna plunker.
Director Mickey Kringer says his 50th production is ‘epic’
When stage director Mickey Kringer uses the word “epic” to describe an upcoming show, take notice. And out of all of those shows over the past 24 years at Skaneateles High School, he says the upcoming production of “Phantom of the Opera” is “the biggest and most challenging show we’ve ever done.”
The circle of purple chrysanthemums that have adorned the front Genesee Street walk of the Skaneateles Library for the past five years now encircle a rock and plaque recently installed to honor the members of the Skaneateles Garden Club for the work they do “lovingly” tending the library gardens and flower boxes.
The Finger Lakes Land Trust on Sept. 7 announced that it has formally opened its Cora Kampfe Dickinson Conservation Area for public visitation. Located on the east side of Skaneateles Lake in the Town of Spafford, the 20-acre nature preserve features 1,300 feet of shoreline and a significant portion of the Staghorn Cliffs — a prominent lakeside landmark that is well known for its fossilized coral reef.
Amelia, our granddaughter, just turned eight years-old. She lives in San Mateo, Calif., with her mom and dad, her brothers, Aiden and Keevan, and her dog, Lillie.