Variety show heralds 1950s

"Shake, Rattle and Roll" is the theme of this year's Bolton Variety Show, and it's expected to be quite a crowd-pleaser. The show is featuring music of the 1950s, including Doo Wop and Motown sounds and a great cast of characters including some Bolton Central School students. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. and reserve the date for a fun evening at Bolton Central School. Ticket price is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.Outdoor memorial service heldOn Sept. 19, a small memorial service was held for Elinor Barbara Adinolfi Dommaschk by her children, Suzanne and Charlie. The service was held at Rogers Park, a place that Barb enjoyed reading her paper and looking out at the lake. Stories and desserts were shared, and many laughed over Barb's antics over the years. She passed away Aug. 14 from complications due to breast cancer. Following her wishes, no obituary was written. International collaboration at Up Yonda FarmDr. Gregor Schmitz, curator of the Konstanz University botanical garden near Lake Constance, Germany, recently spent three weeks volunteering at Up Yonda Farm. During this time he conducted research on the ecosystem and diversity of the goldenrod plant, as well as collected and cataloged hundreds of insect, amphibian, mammal and fungi species for display in the natural history museum at Up Yonda. The educational staff at Up Yonda enjoyed the opportunity to meet and learn from Dr. Schmitz, who returned with his family to Germany on Sept. 28, and the staff members look forward to using his collections as a resource during the upcoming school year. The community is invited to view the new collections and learn more about Dr. Schmitz during normal center hours which are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bolton Fall Festival this weekendOn Oct. 9 and 10, the residents of Bolton will celebrate their Fall Festival with something for everyone, including arts and crafts, activity tables, games and bake sales - all to be offered in Rogers Park. Local artists will show and sell their artwork in front of Bolton Town Hall. All are invited to stop by the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce for a map to the town-wide garage sale.Bolton Library luncheon at SagamoreA limited number of tickets are still available for the Bolton Library luncheon, to be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. The menu for this fundraiser includes roasted plum tomato bisque with Asiago cheese and basil oil, pomegranate and rosemary glazed organic chicken, cauliflower puree and autumn vegetables, and for dessert, maple pumpkin panna cotta with cardamom and pepita brittle. The luncheon is being served in La Bella Vita Ristorante. During this event, which costs $25, Sagamore executive chef Adam Savage will present a cooking demonstration of the entree. For more information, call 644-2233.

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