Archive for August, 2016

NYS Fair (Day 6)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Shoe Collector

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Ralph Rotella, cobbler

Ralph Rotella: Cobbler to Champion

At the New York State Fair, Ralph Rotella, who began collecting shoes for charity in 2011, was presented as the Today’s Option Champion. A Today‚Äôs Options Champion is someone who is using his or her time and talent to make a difference in the lives of an aging population. The vote was tallied previously, but today he was officially named the Grand Champion. Rotella won $10,000 for his charity, the Rescue Mission Alliance.

A Madhatter

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Street Performer, NYS Fair

Street Performer, NYS Fair

Princess Diary

Monday, August 29th, 2016
Jenna Jacbos (center), the 2016 New York State Indian Village Princess participated in the Stomp Dance at the New York State Fair.

Jenna Jacbos (center), the 2016 New York State Indian Village Princess, participated in the Stomp Dance at the New York State Fair.

Jacobs, who is a student at SUNY Oswego, says she wants to be a role model for youth of the Nation.

Jacobs, who is also a student at SUNY Oswego, says she wants to be a role model for youth of the Nation.

Jacobs, who is a student at SUNY OCC and says she wants to be a role model for youth of the Nation. In the above photo she participated in the Sharp Stick Dance with Heath Hill (left).

Jacobs participated in the Sharp Stick Dance with Heath Hill (left).

NYS Fair (Day 4): A Gospel Jones

Monday, August 29th, 2016
NYS Gospel Choir Director Jason Barnes took things to another level during today's show.

New York State Gospel Choir Director Jason Barnes took things to another level during yesterday’s show.

Around the Fair in Five Photos

Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply met with fans before the show at Chevy Court.

Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply met with fans before the show at Chevy Court.

Vendor, City Market

Vendor, City Market

Catching a breeze on the Drag Strip

Catching a breeze on the Drag Strip

Zyiere Edwards sang a solo during the New York State Gospel Choir show.

Zyiere Edwards sang a solo during the New York State Gospel Choir show.

You know it's hot (heat index above 90) when the airbrush artists blow themselves off.

You know it’s hot (heat index above 90) when the airbrush artists blow themselves off.

Simple Materials

Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Sand sculpture: In Progress

Sand sculpture: In Progress

Week in Review: SU in the City

Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Coach New football coach Dino Babers and AD John Wildhack were special guests for last night's Chiefs game. They both threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wildhack threw a solid strike. Coach Babers, who looks like a young Vida Blue, went wild thing and threw it low and way outside. He was a good sport though and made sure to cover the plate after the passed ball.

Coach New football coach Dino Babers and AD John Wildhack were special guests for last night’s Chiefs game. They both threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Wildhack threw a solid strike. Coach Babers, whose windup almost mimicked a young Vida Blue, went “wild thing” and threw it low and way outside. He was a good sport though and made sure to cover the plate after the passed ball. This was a great intro into the community.

At Work

Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Julius

Julius

NYS Fair (Day 3): Keep on Movin’

Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Wassa PanAfrika Dance at the Pan African Village

Wassa PanAfrika Dance at the Pan African Village