Homer, N.Y. -- Two teen boys talked as they fed the pigs at Luke Park's farm. The evening was cool for early summer. They didn't talk about girls or cars or parents. That night, like most, they talked about the farm they dreamed of starting together. They'd call it "Frost and Smith Dairy." It was July 1, 2015. Zane Frost was 17. Alex Smith was 14. Smith was the little brother Frost didn't have. Both boys had farming roots, but no family farm. They became friends working for Park. In the summer and after school, they fed the animals and mucked the stalls. They helped cut and bale the hay. And they talked about their dream to have farm of their own soon. That day, after imagining their future, Smith's life was cut short. He was lifting a hay bale, using equipment he was too young to operate, when something went terribly wrong in Cortland County, according to police reports. The boy, not yet old enough to drive, was found by the farmer, underneath a skid steer, a machine similar to a … [Read more...] about A boy, 14, found life and then his death on the farm; does someone have to pay?
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10th annual Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, No. 3; $5 admission, free for children 12 and under and for Native Americans in full regalia. coloradospringspowwow.orgTiny feet touch the ground in rhythm with the pounding drums.No more than 5 years old, their small bodies are adorned with traditional regalia.These children are the future of Native American culture, said Al Walter, chairman of the Colorado Springs Powwow Committee.At the annual Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow, they learn from their elders and families, watching them move around the dance circle before participating in their own Tiny Tots dance.The 10th annual powwow will feature Indian food, art and performances from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Norris Penrose Event Center. It’s an opportunity for tribes to gather and for the broader community to learn about their traditions.“It’s almost like sensory … [Read more...] about Community and cultural tradition at 10th Annual Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow
SYRACUSE N.Y.--- The STAND Newspaper's ninth annual South Side Photo Walk welcomed 37 participants to Syracuse's South Side Saturday, July 28. The walk opened with photo lessons by Bob Gates and Kate Collins. Following the walk, participants were invited to share their favorite images. www.mysouthsidestand.com or contacting The Stand's Director Ashley Kang at [email protected] … [Read more...] about South Side Photo Walk documents rich life and culture in Syracuse (photos)
The last 16 times Cirque du Soleil has come to town, it’s been in Philadelphia. But in recent weeks, the Montreal-based frequent flyers took a leap of faith and set up their high-wire act in a somewhat novel environment: Montgomery County . Cirque opened its show “Volta” in the “Big Top” in Oaks on July 12. It was originally slated to run until Aug. 5 but after strong ticket sales extended its run to Aug. 19. Hosting this production marks a rise in arts programming for the suburb, which once housed the Valley Forge Music Fair, hosting Broadway national tours and acts like John Denver, Aretha Franklin, and Kenny Rogers until its closure in 1996. But recent growth in retail, hospitality, and a business migration west made “all the stars align,” says Mike Bowman, CEO of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board. “There’s a huge demand for entertainment in Montco,” he said. … [Read more...] about Cirque du Soleil brings economic stimulus and cultural cachet to Montgomery County
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