Saturday, August 19, 2006

Back to school

The fall semester has started at my school, which means less frequent posts....

Venangoland has been updated with a essay on labor saving devices.

Oil City Arts Champ Joann Wheeler gets some love in this morning's Derrick.

BP may use the local CD, recored by Franklin High School Black Knight Band, in a documentary dealing in part with US oil.

Steve Miller only sold ~2,000 out of a possible 10,000 tickets for the Crawford County Fair. Perhaps an act under the age of 65 is in order? Two of my (new) students, went last night and said thatthe show was great though....

Nick Nolte will be playing the role of the father in the Mysteries of Pittsburgh movie.

Anyone know anything about this book? It's called On the Way by Gerald Fisher - but nothing on Amazon... The ebay description claimes that he's a Venango County author

via erieblogs:
John C Lyons of Lyons Den Productions will he holding an open audition for his new feature film "Schism", to be filmed in the Erie, PA area. The audition date is Saturday August 26 from 12-4 pm at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall, 919 State St, Erie. The audition will consist of a screen test, photos, and a basic reading of provided lines from the film's script. Specific roles and brief descriptions are listed here.

Grove City College was #4 on in an annual Princeton Review survey the Stone Cold Sober School List

Butler's mayor, Maggie Stock, is really remaking that town. She has no money to work with, a city of only 14,500 residents, but endless drive and vision. Now, they're re-opening Pullman Park,:

a historic ballpark in the town and bringing a minor league team to town. Nice.

The Elk County Council on the Arts has a monthly, “Artist Meet-up”. This month Johnsonburg native Steven Jacobs presented trailers and film sequences from both films he is currently promoting. Elk County doesn't have a whole lot of resources either, but the continue to step up to the plate when it comes to arts. Kudos.

1 comment:

Peter A. Greene said...

Gerald Fisher was the senior have of the Fisher % Father business out on 417. He was involved in various community stuff, including the Historical Society. Nice guy. He self-published this little book of verse and observations; I have a copy around the house somewhere. He died a few years back (do not ask me exactly how many "few" would be...)