Windows to the World

By John Turner Pictured above: Ward Vuillemot, right, with teacher Jim Ryan “I learned more in 30 minutes than I have in my entire life.” That enigmatic statement is from eighth grader Chris Corona, one he made after participating in Skaneateles Middle School’s Windows Project.  The program, which started in September, has consisted of older Skaneateles residents visiting the school …

Skaneateles to be alive with “The Sound of Music”

By John Turner Jon Peterson’s talent is truly multi-faceted. For years, the Swamp Road resident has entertained Central New Yorkers as a gifted singer/songwriter. But recently, Jon’s musical gifts and performing expertise have crossed artistic genres. Jon is portraying Captain Georg von Trapp in Skaneateles Summer Theater’s “The Sound of Music,” which will be presented August 4-7 in the Skaneateles …

A Musical “Blessing”

By John Turner Even as a child, Chris Blessing knew that making music was never a science. Since he first began creating music during viola lessons as a third grader, the 19-year-old Skaneateles resident has relied on his instincts and pure passion to let music move through him, rather than forcing notes from his voice and his instruments. Now, more …

Former Skaneateles resident Zack Ford to release feature film shot entirely on iPhone

By John Turner Whether it’s a pet doing something disgustingly cute, or a relative celebrating a personal milestone, practically everyone with a cell phone has shot some type of video with the device. And former Skaneateles resident and veteran filmmaker Zack Ford is planning to take that practice to a whole new level. Zack, a 2001 Skaneateles High School graduate …

Linda Eldred: The Science of Succulent Strawberries

By Gena Eve Viggiani. Hydroponic strawberries? I’ll admit, I let my mind wander a bit on this one. I’m picturing the classic scene from Frankenstein, except there is a giant strawberry on the table with all kinds of contraptions hooked up to it and the mad scientist proclaims, “It’s alive, It’s alive”! I may have gotten carried away. Linda Eldred’s, …

Dr. Rob Kiltz: The gift is LOVE!

By Gena Eve Viggiani. “How many times have we looked into a mirror and said to ourselves, I love you? We are all waiting for someone else to tell us, but it is within us, it doesn’t come from outside of ourselves,” said Dr. Rob Kiltz during an interview on Sunday. Love. That is the gift and the message of …