Monday, July 24, 2006

Grease Rocked Freedom Park

Grease by Center Stage Productions

As I mentioned last week, I was really looking forward to the production of Grease by Center Stage Productions. The local stage group performed again this year for three nights at Freedom Park.  The crowd has tripled from previous years  and the talent from our own local performers was amazing.

Thanks to memberships, donations and sponsors like Time Warner Cable, Buhrmaster Energy Group and River Stone Manor the show was entirely FREE!! to all who attended.  This year I signed BillP Studios up to sponsor Burners U. K. but perhaps next year I’ll throw more support to the folks at Center Stage Productions.

I’ve uploaded some photos from Friday and Sundays show. 

Click here to view photos.

Click here for Cast List.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dick Fyvie Memorial Golf Tournament

Dick Fyvie

Last March I wrote about the loss of our friend Dick Fyvie. (Click for More Info)  In a very appropriate tribute, his friends have organized the 1st Annual Richard (Dick) Fyvie Memorial Golf Tournament.  
The event is being hosted by the Schenectady County Job Training Agency in memory of a dear friend and co-worker. Contributions will go toward helping the Youth in Schenectady County.

The event will be held at Eagle Crest Golf Club.
Sunday, October 1st
Rain or Shine
Cost: $100 per player
Registration 7:30 AM
Shotgun start 8:30
Captains Choice/Scramble 

Enjoy a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf (including cart), lunch, raffle and an exciting awards banquet.


·      Longest drive contest

·      Closest to the pin challenge

·      Hole-in-One Contest

·      Putting Contest

For more info contact:    
Ed Biittig Jr. 526-5232

Fran Ricci 378-6609        Fred Miller   381-1181

or email

You can also download the Registration form:  Click Here
You can also can show their support by sponsoring holes and prizes.  Click here to download sponsorship form.
See you there!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Grease Live in Freedom Park

Grease by Center Stage Productions

This year the Freedom Park Foundation has scheduled over 30 excellent shows this year but there’s one weekend I always look forward to the most.  This weekend, Center Stage Productions will  take the stage with their presentation of Grease!  Music in the park is wonderful but add some young actors and its a show you won’t want to miss.  Performances start at 7 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Last years show

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Best Fireworks Ever

Jumpin' Jack's Drive In
Special thanks to Mark Lansing and Jumpin’ Jack’s for one of the biggest and best fireworks I can remember. Every time we thought it was the finale, it would just continue and do it all again. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Jumpin' Jack's Fireworks

Just a reminder, this years Independence Day Fireworks in the park were rescheduled for Friday, July 14th!

My advice is to come early, bring bug spray and don’t plan on getting out quickly.  Parking will be a premium. Music at Freedom Park will be provided by the Riverview Ramblers.

Collins Park Map



Saturday, July 08, 2006

Canalfest Boat Parade

There was great weather for the first day of Canalfest and the banks of the Mohawk River was lined with folks watching this years Boat Parade.  I have uploaded photos at

Miller Time     Little Blue with Pink Flamingos    Leading Lady     Lobster Lovine

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Lock 7-12 Canalfest

If you’re looking for Fireworks in Scotia, you won’t have to wait until rescheduled July 14th event sponsored by Jumpin’ Jacks.
On July 8–9th we’ll be celebrating Lock 7–12 Canalfest with  celebrations at both Freedom Park and Maalwyck Park. 

Fireworks in the park
On Saturday July 8th, stop by at 5:30 PM for a Boat Parade and stay for a Water Ski Show and at 9:15  the sky across the river from Freedom Park will be filled with fireworks.

Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show

Both Saturday and Sunday at Maalwyck Park stop by for a unique treat and see the international Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show. That’s only part of the fun at Maalwyck Park which will also include Fishing Contests, Skydivers, and Helicopter Rides from our friends at Yankee Helicopters.

For more information and a schedule of events go to