Tag Archive | art

Danville mural well underway

One thing that’s got everyone in Danville excited is the new mural going up near Mill Street.

It’s being put up right now, with detail work to continue, it looks like.

I can’t wait to see it complete

It’s a history based mural, which I like because Danville does have a rich history.

Here’s a big picture, in two parts:

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Now here’s a detail shot of the flowers/person:

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Very exciting! I can’t wait to see it done!

Homage to the flooded Bloom Fair in mural – a sneak peek

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to hang out at the nearly empty Bloomsburg Fairgrounds to see what the fair has in store this year (though I won’t be able to make it there this year – boo!).

Anyway, I noticed something that really caught my eye – a mural showing the contrasting aspects of the fair – the dark night when the fair was cancelled in 2011 and it’s return to glory in 2012.

Workers were busily working on the mural outside the Industrial Arts building:

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I remember when the fair was cancelled. I was devastated. It was truly a dark time in this area.

Fair president Paul Reichart said the mural probably won’t be completely finished by the start of the Fair on Sept. 21, but it looks like it’s going to be close.

I look forward to seeing it all done and celebrating many more fairs to come!

Reader Photos of the week: Natural beauty

This week it’s been cool and less humid in the Valley, and it appears our readers have been out and about taking in the late-summer scenery.

The proof is in the reader gallery online which showcases numerous floral and plant scenes from around the area.

Here’s a peek:

"Into The Field..." by Ron Merritt, Lewisburg

“Into The Field…” by Ron Merritt, Lewisburg

"Taking time to smell the roses!" by Ashley Holtzapple, Sunbury

“Taking time to smell the roses!” by Ashley Holtzapple, Sunbury

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Reader Photos: Proud ladies

This week’s theme for reader-submitted photos seems to be ladies that are proud of their accomplishments – and rightfully so.

We’ve got graduations, trail conquering and more.

Take a peek:

"Tesla Paul graduates from McCann," by Don Herb, Sunbury

“Tesla Paul graduates from McCann,” by Don Herb, Sunbury

 

"Yes, she walked the ENTIRE thing!" by Trish Forrester, Independence, Ky.

“Yes, she walked the ENTIRE thing!” by Trish Forrester, Independence, Ky.

 

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Reader Photos: animals and children beating the heat!

I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.

This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating  the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.

This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met!
Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

"Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day," by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

 

"Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman's hayfield," by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,”
by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

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A statue hidden under Spaghetti and Meatballs

Yesterday at ConAgra a beautiful new statue of legendary Hector Boiardi was unveiled at ConAgra in Milton (the company that now makes the Chef Boyardee products).

\While the statue was a great tribute to the man, the way the statue was unveiled was simply – well – delicious.

The statue was hidden under a giant can of Spaghetti and Meatballs on wheels, hiding the statue inside the very product that made him famous.

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The can was wheeled away to reveal the man underneath, and in a touching tribute, his nephew, Paul Boiardi was the first person to walk up and examine the statue, looking up at a man he said was “very proud” of his products and the way Milton embraced him.

20130724-085748.jpgEveryone at the event was just thrilled to see the larger-than-lifesized Chef. It’s definitely an event I won’t forget.

Daily Item Reader Photos: Beautiful scenes

This week, Daily Item readers have submitted some amazing scenes for the Daily Item Reader Photos slideshow.

I used to think I had a good eye for photography – now I’m questioning that as we receive some of these amazing shots.

Here’s some of the beautiful landscapes we received this week!

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