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Atlanta History Center’s September events lineup announced

Atlanta History Center’s September events lineup announced

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – The Atlanta History Center has announced its full slate of events for September 2022. It’s headlined by an Author Talks event with photographer Tabitha Soren. Other Author Talks include Bill Browder and history author Jonathan Darman. There are plenty of events for school-age children as well.

Toddler Storytime: Falling for Fall

  • WHAT: The monthly program for young toddlers returns in September with a fall focus. The event will once again include arts and crafts projects and story time. Tickets begin at $8 for children ages six and up and $15 for adults. Children from ages one to five and museum members can get in free.
  • WHERE: Atlanta History Center
  • WHEN: Sept. 7, 10 a.m.

Author Talks: Jonathan Darman

  • WHAT: History author Jonathan Darman will join Author Talks to discuss his book Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis that Made a President. The book chronicles how Roosevelt’s battles with polio helped create the man as he is seen in popular memory. The former Newsweek correspondent also wrote Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America.
  • WHERE: Virtual
  • WHEN: Sept. 8, 7 p.m.

Homeschool Day: If These Walls Could Talk

  • WHAT: This month’s Homeschool Days event focuses on how history can be learned by visiting the places where it happened. Visitors will learn how history can be examined by visiting spaces and examining objects that the people of the past lived in and used. Tickets are $9 for children four and up and $15 for adults. Members and children under three are free.
  • WHERE: Atlanta History Center
  • WHEN: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.

Author Talks: Tabitha Soren

  • WHAT: The former MTV News, ABC News, and NBC News reporter will stop by Author Talks to discuss her project Surface Tension. She uses an iPad screen and an 8×10 film camera to capture images. Tickets for the event are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • WHERE: Kennedy Theater
  • WHEN: Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Author Talks: Bill Browder

  • WHAT: Author Bill Browder will discuss his book Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath. Browder was one of Russia’s largest foreign investors until it all fell apart; his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was murdered over his attempts to uncover a $230 million tax refund scheme and Browder decided to follow the money. It led right to Vladimir Putin. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  • WHERE: Grand Overlook Ballroom
  • WHEN: Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
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Henderson Historical Society sets summer events

Henderson Historical Society sets summer events

HENDERSON — The Henderson New York Historical Society is planning a variety of events this summer, including Henderson Heritage Day.

The 15th annual Henderson Heritage Day and juried craft show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, when people can expect to attend a “party-picnic,” Elaine Scott, secretary of the Henderson Historical Society, said.

The day will officially begin at 8:45 a.m. with a ceremony at the society’s Arthur Rice Memorial Flag Pole. The ceremony will end at 9 a.m. when the old church bell will ring, signifying the start of the day.

Music will be provided by Tom “24” Ventiquattro from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free raffles will be available throughout the day.

The historical society also has a boat annex, named the Peters-Stevens Boat Annex to honor the families that donated and helped “preserve the boating heritage of Henderson,” according to the society’s website.

“People get lost in the boat annex,” Ms. Scott said. “It starts with the ship building during the War of 1812, and goes into the great supply freighters that were built in Henderson Harbor … That’s a lot of fun over there.”

The historical society also offers a program called “Find a Grave,” which will be available to people during regular hours on July 20 and Aug. 17.

Syracuse writer Sheila Burns will be at the historical society on July 27 and Aug. 24.

At 3 p.m. both days, Ms. Burns will be leading a program titled “Write Your Story.”

“She did a writing program for us before COVID and people were so excited they said, ‘Please, have her come back again,’” Ms. Scott said. “She’s a lot of fun.”

The team at the Henderson Historical Society is all unpaid volunteers and Ms. Scott says that they are “totally committed.”

The historical society is open from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, and by appointment for researchers.

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NNY fire departments open stations for annual RecruitNY events

NNY fire departments open stations for annual RecruitNY events

Several area fire departments opened their doors for the annual statewide RecruitNY program Saturday.

Castorland Fire Company members were at the station early having been called out to a motor vehicle crash on Route 126 at 6 a.m. Operations Chief Gary Ashline said about 14 Castorland firefighters responded along with those from Beaver Falls. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken by helicopter to a hospital.

During the RecruitNY event, the firefighters demonstrated their newly acquired aerial truck purchased from the Adams Fire Department in October.

Department members also talked about why they joined the fire service.

Austin T. Kottcamp, a five-year member, was inspired to join having been rescued himself.

“They saved me when I was 16,” he said of the rollover accident.

Veteran firefighter Nicholas J. Astafan said he is a member to help the community. He has been with the Castorland department for only a couple of years but has been involved in fire service for more than 40 years. He has served in the New Bremen Fire Department and in EMS.

The West Carthage Fire Department had a presence at both of its stations on Saturday.

Nicholas R. Koepsell, Carthage Area Rescue Squad, was on hand at Station 2 in Champion.

“We are looking for community members who want to help,” he said, noting that it would be ideal to get people from Champion to work out of the station there.

CARS recently renewed its contract with the village of West Carthage to staff the station for another year.

Firefighter Susan R. Cornell, a one-year member of the West Carthage Fire Department, was at the High Street station with her 2-year-old son, Carson S. Covillon.

Wearing a junior firefighter’s plastic helmet, Carson said he wants to be a fireman.

Ms. Cornell said she grew up around firefighting. Her father and grandfather, as well as other family members, were firefighters in the Chaumont and Three Mile Bay departments.

“I wanted to show up, show support and bring my little one to continue the tradition,” she said.

Although there was a slow start to the recruitment weekend, West Carthage Fire Chief Peter Crump Jr. said one person took an application Saturday morning.

Jeremy T. Yawger, owner of Street Eats, was at the event to provide hot dogs from his business and took an application.

“I was a junior firefighter before I joined the military,” Mr. Yawger said. “I’m a member of the (American) Legion and feel being part of the community is important. I want to help out but will probably join the auxiliary — I don’t have time for all the training. I’ll be here to roll hoses, clean equipment, make chow — whatever is needed. They deserve a decent meal after fighting fires and saving lives.”

The Northpole Fire Company, 22334 Route 11 in Watertown, opened its doors at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Throughout the day, visitors toured the station, checked out the equipment and tried on gear. Crews demonstrated firefighting activities and provided information about becoming a member.

“This is an excellent opportunity for people to meet their local volunteer firefighters and learn a bit more about the fire service,” said Joseph Wargo, Northpole fire chief. “We are always looking for new members and it is our hope that after meeting us, more people will be interested in becoming a part of our family.”

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Big weekend of events could snarl traffic in downtown Orlando

A Billy Joel concert at Camping World Stadium on Saturday night is just one of several major events expected to cause traffic issues downtown. (File Photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Most of Orlando’s major event venues have a big day planned Saturday, and while city leaders say this is exciting, it will have a bit of an impact on traffic.

Here’s what’s happening.

​Billy Joel will perform at Camping World Stadium.

​Orlando City Soccer hosts Cincinnati in Exploria Stadium.

​The Amway Center? Also booked, with Andre Rieu (ree-YO) and his Johann (YO-HANN) Strauss Orchestra.

​Black Panther Movie night is happening at Z-L Riley Park.

And finally, two big shows are scheduled at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts: the Celtic Tenors, and a performance of C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce.”

The city of Orlando says it is expecting all these events to bring in about $20 million.

“Orlando’s a destination,” Allen Johnson, chief venue officer for the city of Orlando said. “People come here not just for the concerts. They come for the attractions and our great hotels. Our airport’s world class.”

That is expected to cause traffic concerns downtown all day. 

People coming downtown should leave early and plan their routes ahead based on where they want to park.

There may be delays on I-4, and there will be several road closures to keep in mind.

The city is advising you to select a parking garage a short walking distance away from your event because it will be easier to get in and out.