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Kathryn Spira

Lots of Music to Choose From

Hey you guys! Herman tells me growing up in Caroga Lake there used to be quite a choice of live music and entertainment on any given weekend and it seems this summer that is still true.

This past week we saw a live performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Friday at 120 London Bridge Road (what a great address for a Shakespeare play!) put on by the Little Falls Theatre (LIFT) and then a live concert of chamber music on Saturday night at the Caroga Chapel with the Caroga Lake Music Festival. There is also live music many nights at Nick Stoner Inn's 19th Hole and Pine Lake Park.

I include photos of the play and chapel venues we attended, but we just couldn't get to everything! What a great problem! On the non-problem side, I thoroughly enjoyed each venue of entertainment that we saw. I’m actually interested in seeing other live performances I’ve not yet put into my schedule. I will leave this up to Herman and I will finalize the plans with him.

I can’t wait to see other live venues up here in Caroga Lake. I will certainly keep you guys posted on my latest performance viewings!

On August 14th, there will be a Caroga Wine Barn Event. You will be able to enjoy wine tasting from local Wineries. It's a summer tasting along with chocolate and cheese. This is something I might actually attend. So I hope to be able to meet any of you guys there enjoying wine from our local Wineries. To be honest, I tend to keep moving so I'm not sure just how long I'll stay. And then Aug. 21 is Revisions Barber Shop Quartette performing Broadway songs, something I will probably enjoy a lot.
I remember going to a Michael Feinstein concert in Florida with my mother where he did a lot of Gershwin and other Broadway show tunes and I really enjoyed that.

I can’t forget next Saturday, Aug. 15, will be The Eddie Music Festival at Pine Lake Park from noon to midnight with 20 bands throughout the day and night. Then Aug. 28 at 120 London Bridge is their end of summer party and Aug. 29 will see Third Rael at Nick Stoner Inn’s 19th Hole. Whew!

So there are so many different venues to choose from here in my own backyard. I hope you come up this way and enjoy them too.


About Kathryn Spira

Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland, OH who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues freelance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County, New York. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site