The Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN), draws crowds of over 350 people who have come to connect, enjoy a picnic dinner or takeout from a local restaurant, and listen to free concerts in a variety of musical genres, with the stunning Great Sacandaga Lake as a backdrop.
generations of Little Leaguers had been unknowingly playing ball on the same hallowed grounds that hosted early 20th century baseball greats like Cy Young, for whom the award for the best pitcher in baseball is named. Famed major league short stop Honus Wagner, whose baseball card recently sold for $3.2 million at auction, played there, too, as did Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, also known as “Doc” Graham, who was immortalized in the 1989 Kevin Costner movie “Field of Dreams.”
They come from places like Brazil, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Finland, Portugal, and Canada, as well as from 22 states. They play with such well-known organizations as the Seattle Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Over the course of a summer, they’ll present 40 performances, drawing over 6,500 audience members to enjoy an eclectic mix of genres including classical, bluegrass, jazz, and pop.
When the United States Army stationed him in Germany in the 1980s, Erik Stevens had the opportunity to taste some great German beer. When he returned to the states, he found himself disappointed with the offerings here.
The former juvenile detention center, where a young Mike Tyson learned to box, has been transformed into a ready-to-go, reasonably-priced, quiet, and sized-to-suit place for businesses to thrive, with plenty of room for expansion.