April Almanac

By Roger Chambers April is a transitional month. While the days are typically in the mid-50s°F, they might be nearly summer-like at times, with a record high of 90°F in 1962. On the other hand,...

Love Never Dies

By Roger Chambers The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber was one of the largest hits in American musical theater in the modern times. The sequel has the Phantom return, though this time...

Roger’s Reviews Play On By Rick Abbott.

By Roger Chambers At the Stables, the Ilion Little Theater presented a zany comedy of a play within a play over two October weekends. Play On! By Rick Abbot is a goofy play on the...

March Almanac

By Roger Chambers March varies day-to-day from fairly pleasant to blustery and wintry. In like a lion, out like a lamb (or vice versa) goes the iconic legend. While seasonable temperatures range from the 20s°F...

October 2017 Mohawk Valley Almanac 

By Roger Chambers October is a month of fall colors across the Mohawk Valley.  The scenic beauty of leaves with varying shades of green changing to red, yellow, orange and brown is delightful. This colorful...

Regional Theater Adds to Quality of Life

By Roger Chambers Live theater productions are alive and well in the Mohawk Valley. Broadway Utica provides excellent shows at the Stanley Theater, such as the “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies” last...

July Almanac

By Roger Chambers July 1 Canada Day July 4 Independence Day, usually called “4th of July” July 13 Nathan Forrest’s Birthday, Tennessee July 14 Bastille Day, France July 17 Luis Munoz Rivera’s Birthday, Puerto Rico July 24 Pioneer Day, Utah July 25 Constitution Day,...

August Almanac By Roger Chambers

August Holidays and Observances August 1     Colorado Day August 2     Friendship Day - Lammas (Cross Quarter Day) August 3     Ernie Pyle Day in New Mexico August 4     Coast Guard Day August 14    Atlantic Charter Day - World War II Day in Arkansas August 16    National Airborne...

Rogers Reviews: The Pirates of Penzance at Rome Community Theatre

By Roger Chambers The Rome Community Theater over two October weekends at their theater on Turin Road presented the Gilbert and Sullivan musical theater production of The Pirates of Penzance. This is quite a challenge...

December Almanac

By Roger Chambers December usually means cold and snow, accented by sometimes bright sunny days that are all too short, with sunset before 5 p.m. December’s long nights are made more cheerful with the extensive...
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