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...

July Almanac for the Mohawk Valley

July has one of our most important and popular holidays, Independence Day, most commonly called the Fourth of July. It is widely celebrated with parades and fireworks in many cities and towns. Barbecues, boating...

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...

February Almanac

Written By Roger Chambers February is a cold winter month with an average monthly high of 35°F and low of 15°. The record low is  -28°F on February 14, 1979, while temperatures of -10° to...

May Almanac

By Roger Chambers Holidays and Observance of May May 1- May Day May 2 - Rhode Island Independence Day  May 5 - Cinco de Mayo; Ramadan begins at Sundown May 8 - Truman Day in Missouri May 12 - (Second...

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...

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...

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...

MoVa Almanac, October Edition

by Roger Chambers Holidays and Observances of October: September 15 - October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month October 1: Child Health Day October 6:  German-American Day October 8: Yom Kippur begins at sundown October 9: Leif Erikson Day October 11: General Casimir...

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...
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