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Festival Guild to open season

TICONDEROGA - The opening night concert of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild series under the tent in will feature Woods Tea Company Tuesday, July 7, at 8 p.m.

Woods Tea Company has appeared on the guild stage regularly over the years, entertaining the audience with their special harmonies, folk songs, sing chanteys, sing-alongs,and wit.

The present members of Woods Tea Company include Patti Casey on vocals, guitar, flute, penny whistle and clogboard; Tom MacKenzie on vocals, hammered dulcimer, banjo, guitar and ukulele; Mike Lussen, vocals, five string banjo, bodhran, bouzouki, ukulele; Howard Wooden on vocals, bass, guitar and bodhran.

The long array of instruments displays the versatility of the group from Vermont.

Tickets for the concerts are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available at the entrance and at Rathbun Jewelers on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga. Those who attend should bring their own lawn chairs.

The Ti Festival Guild is supported by grants from the New York Council on the Arts, by donations from area businesses and by memberships from local residents and visitors.

Sponsors of this concert are the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and Stan and Cathie Burdick.

Information is available at 585-6716.

Arts Trek

The Zucchini Brothers bring their zany talents to the Ticonderoga Festival Guild tent stage for the opening program of the children's Arts Trek series on Wednesday, July 8, at 10:15 a.m.

"The Beatles of Kid's Music" is what the Zucchini Brothers, Jack, Steve and Sam, are often called. The band of brothers with Jack on guitar, Steve on keyboards, Sam on drums, offers up a musical stir-fry of styles.

The Arts Trek programs are offered to the children of the area at no charge. Donations are accepted.

Sponsors for this program are the Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Reale.

The Arts Treks are supported by grants from the Southern Lake Champlain Trust, the International Paper Foundation, the Essex County Division of Youth, the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks, by a donation from Stewart's Shops and by individual donors.

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