Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Week Thirty-Three - 19 To Go

In Paradise Valley, C. J. Box provides closure to previous a novel. Although the story line starts extremely slow, worth pursuing to the end. Good triumphs over evil but a C.J. Box reader already knew that. Look forward to future books featuring Cassie Dewell.


Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2017


What's not to love about a challenge? Here is one, 2017 52 Books in 52 Weeks, that runs from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The rules are simple.



Sunday, August 6, 2017

Week Thirty-Two - 20 To Go

The central character is not Harry Bosch or Mickey Haller. Here Michael Connelly introduces his readers to a female protagonist, Renée Ballard. Although quirky Renée is one tough woman, however, she might be carrying a little too much baggage even for a law officer.  A tricky surprise ending provided by an X-ray feature concludes this new chapter in the Connelly canon.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Weedsport Erie Canal Mural

This mural is on the outside wall of the Old Brutus Historical Society Musem. This 11' x 26' mural was painted by Dawn Jordan of Weedsport, NY. The mural depicts the Erie Canal of the early 1900s. The location depicted in the mural is just down the road on Erie Drive (Route 31), facing towards the traffic light. The Erie Canal would have run behind the buildings where you now see Route 31. The bridge connected Brutus Street where the traffic light is now located . Several of the buildings can still be seen today. The steam powered tug which is shown had to lower its smoke stack so it had the clearance needed to get under the bridge. The Historial Society Museum is located at 8943 North Seneca Street (Route 34) in Weedsport, NY.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Story Walk 2017 - Giraffes Can't Dance

In 2014 Seymour Library introduced The Story Walk in Hoopes Park.

The Story Walk, which features pages from a picture book placed on stakes along a path, has very popular since its introduction.

Giraffes Can't Dance 


2016 Story Walks:  
Bear and Duck  
Let's Have A Tree Party




2015 Story Walks:




 

2014 Story Walks:



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Week Thirty-One - 21 To Go

This is a great read. At one time this was the definitive biography of Henry David Thoreau, but with the passage of time while still a touchstone, plus an indispensable resource, is best supplemented with other more current resources.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Week Thirty - 22 To Go

The convenience of Joe's injuries allow him to avoid telling Lindsay the truth regarding his departure. This along with the lack of a big finale might put some Women’s Murder Club readers off. But overall James Patterson with help from Maxine Paetro continues the series.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Story Walk 2017 - Duncan The Story Dragon

In 2014 Seymour Library introduced The Story Walk in Hoopes Park.

The Story Walk, which features pages from a picture book placed on stakes along a path, has very popular since its introduction.


2017 Story Walks: 
Those Darn Squirrels
Duncan The Story Dragon
Giraffes Can't Dance

2016 Story Walks: 
Bear and Duck
 Let's Have A Tree Party

2015 Story Walks:
 
2014 Story Walks:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Week Twenty-Nine - 23 To Go

Daniel Salmieri’s illustrations provide the perfect picture for Adam Rubin’s great googley-moogley. Might be a tad too long for a bedtime story, but should hold a child’s interest.

Willie Nelson Concert

View from our seats in the  Lakeview Amphitheater
Margo Price
Sheryl Crow
Jim James and My Morning Jacket
Willie Nelson
Willie does not allow professional press photos at his show.
Lakeview Amphitheater - Margo Price on the screen - lawn seating


Willie Nelson - Set List

Whiskey River
Still Is Still Moving to Me
Beer for My Horses (Toby Keith cover)
Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings cover)
If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time (Lefty Frizzell cover)
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Ed Bruce cover)
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
On the Road Again
Always on My Mind (Brenda Lee cover)
Shoeshine Man (Tom T. Hall cover)
It's All Going to Pot (Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard cover)
Georgia on My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell/Ray Charles cover)
Georgia on A Fast Train (Billy Joe Shaver cover)
Jambalaya (Hank Williams cover)
Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Williams cover)
Move It On Over (Hank Williams cover)
Still Not Dead
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die (with Price and My Morning Jacket)
I'll Fly Away (hymn, with Price and My Morning Jacket)
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams cover, with Price and My Morning Jacket)


Sheryl Crow - Set List

Everyday Is a Winding Road
All I Wanna Do
Be Myself
Long Way Back
Alone in the Dark
Woo Woo
Halfway There
Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers cover)
Soak Up the Sun

Monday, July 10, 2017

Parade

This evening Joan and I attended our second play of the 2017 season, Parade at the Preston H. Thomas Theatre in The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. We took our raincoats but the evening turned out well. Once in our seats we surveyed the crowd which was somewhat near capacity.

Review by David Wilcox.

Review by Linda Loomis.

Review by Tony Curalla

Review by Syracuse NewTimes.

After the play we went to Parker's for dinner. There we were joined by members of the cast, including Fergie L. Philippe who played the part of Jim Conley

Other shows of this season:

Guys and Dolls
Parade
The Best Little Whore House in Texas
Ghost: The Musical
Always Patsy Cline

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Week Twenty-Eight - 24 To Go

If you are fan of Spenser novels, this effort by Ace Atkins (who is not Robert B. Parker) will keep your interest. Plus Hawk is back in the action. But Atkins seems to espouse politically correct attitudes that Spencer might object too.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Story Walk 2017 - Those Darn Squirrels


In 2014 Seymour Library introduced The Story Walk in Hoopes Park.

The Story Walk, which features pages from a picture book placed on stakes along a path, has very popular since its introduction.


2017 Story Walks: 
Those Darn Squirrel

Duncan The Story Dragon
Giraffes Can't Dance 

2015 Story Walks:
 
2014 Story Walks:

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Week Twenty-Seven - 25 To Go

On the jacket, James Patterson claims that this is his best work in 20 years. The title provides the question, where is it? While the wordy plot becomes long in the tooth, the ending saves the day. Patterson fans will not be disappointed.

 


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Harriet Tubman Mural

Art for Auburn — the group behind downtown installations like the painted crow murals on Exchange Street and the Big Store mosaic on the Edward T. Boyle Center — has announced its next project to make Auburn beautiful.