Thursday, June 09, 2005

Coal Camps, Wiffle Ball, and Thursdays on the Square

The Post Gazette has a story on Chris DellaMea, an amateur photog who is documenting abandoned coal culture.

It looks like the farthest north he comes is Allegheny County - too bad we've got some good ones up here too...
Went over Clarion today to distribute posters. The Book Nook already had Bloomsday display, so it was nice to add posters and flyers. Then, back home to put out flyers at Thursday Night on the Square – another tiny crowd where vendors outnumbered patrons – part of the problem may be the awful location – why not have the same spot as the Farmer’s Market with the background of the courthouse and the park – instead Thursday On the Square has a semi abandoned building, a vacant parking lot and the plastic horror that is the Celtic CafĂ©’s outdoor dining area which used to look like this:

And is now just a step away from having a pickup truck on blocks placed to finish the ambience.

Afterwards, a quick walk to Riverfront Park to look at the river and contemplate some wading, a stop at Eckerd's to buy a wiffle ball and bat and then back downtown to flyer at the Quarks concert at Bandstand Park, followed by a game of wiffle ball in the Franklin Club parking lot. Life's not too bad.

A little bummed at Gerry Weiss of the Erie Times News – he pans “John Ratzenberger’s Made In America” while at the same time Campbell Pottery is lobbying for the show to come to Northwestern Pa. Gerry: it’s fun to be snarky and cool as a small market TV critic, but try not to actively discourage national media from dropping by.

FRIDAY: A big Friday for the area, so two picks.
Big Jack Earl

– without a doubt, the area's best Americana, roots, alt-country band will be playing at the Scarlet Cord in Brookville PA (150 Main St) with “lots of other bands” from 3 pm - ? $6 to get in. For more info call 814-849-7659. Check out a sample MP3 here. Tell them you read about it at venangago-go
In Franklin, Youth Improv hits the Barrow Civic Little Theatre(1223 Liberty Street, Franklin PA)at 8 pm for $4. Call 800-537-7769 for more details
MONDAY – Titusville Council on the Arts Monday Night Concert Series 7 – 9 pm in Scheide Park – The Forties Plus Big Band
The final Bloomsday reader schedule should be posted tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm Chris Dellamea. What do you have up there to see?