Editor’s Notebook: 4/30/12


Jeff Genung
• April went by really, really fast.
• Had a great time down at Six on the Square Saturday for the Seamus Kennedy performance! It was a sold-out crowd, so I’m grateful to Nancy Morey and Jeanie Petersen for getting me in. Hadn’t been there since the old Night Eagle days. The space is pretty much the same, but what strikes me now just as much as it did then is what a treasure this is in little ol’ Oxford. Growing up, I never thought of the hometown as being particularly cultural in any respect. Nowadays, we have a thriving non-profit bringing in high-calibre acts in an intimate and unique setting. Not sure how ‘hidden’ it is right smack in the middle of Oxford, but Six on the Square truly is a gem!
• Got your purple laid out for tomorrow? Took some excavating in the closet, but I think I found something wearable (see paragraph above; I was a Blackhawk, not a Tornado). Tuesday is “Paint the County Purple!” day, sponsored by Chenango County’s Relay For Life effort and an awareness-raiser for the fight against cancer. It’s a simple thing to do to show solidarity for such an important cause.
• Had a lunch meeting today over in New Berlin. Really have to make the trek over hill and dale more often. Besides a yummy lunch at New York Pizzeria (love you, Betsey!), it’s just a great little community with a friendly vibe – the best of what Chenango County has to offer, small town-wise. And while I’m doing shout-outs, I got to see the new sidelights (those glass panels on either side of the door) adorning the entrance to the village library, hand-crafted by my friend Peggy Finnegan (of Colorscape Chenango fame). An artist in lead and glass – they look fantastic!
• The Pink Door is 40 years old? Hard to believe it’s been that long. Read all about their history and anniversary celebration here.

• April went by really, really fast.

• Had a great time down at Six on the Square Saturday for the Seamus Kennedy performance! It was a sold-out crowd, so I’m grateful to Nancy Morey and Jeanie Petersen for getting me in. Hadn’t been there since the old Night Eagle days. The space is pretty much the same, but what strikes me now just as much as it did then is what a treasure this is in little ol’ Oxford. Growing up, I never thought of the hometown as being particularly cultural in any respect. Nowadays, we have a thriving non-profit bringing in high-calibre acts in an intimate and unique setting. Not sure how ‘hidden’ it is right smack in the middle of Oxford, but Six on the Square truly is a gem!

• Got your purple laid out for tomorrow? Took some excavating in the closet, but I think I found something wearable (see paragraph above; I was a Blackhawk, not a Tornado). Tuesday is “Paint the County Purple!” day, sponsored by Chenango County’s Relay For Life effort and an awareness-raiser for the fight against cancer. It’s a simple thing to do to show solidarity for such an important cause.

• Had a lunch meeting today over in New Berlin. Really have to make the trek over hill and dale more often. Besides a yummy lunch at New York Pizzeria (love you, Betsey!), it’s just a great little community with a friendly vibe – the best of what Chenango County has to offer, small town-wise. And while I’m doing shout-outs, I got to see the new sidelights (those glass panels on either side of the door) adorning the entrance to the village library, hand-crafted by my friend Peggy Finnegan (of Colorscape Chenango fame). An artist in lead and glass – they look fantastic!

• The Pink Door is 40 years old? Hard to believe it’s been that long. Read all about their history and anniversary celebration here.