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07/27/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

Portraits open at Howland Center

By Goldee Greene
Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

(Continued from Cover)  He noted the personal aspect to the process: "There is something very intimate and powerful in examining every detail of the image and translating it into paint. This includes the complex language of facial muscles, posture, personal history in lines and marks; the individual elements that harmonize into the aura, personality, and mood.

"I feel like I really get to know someone through painting their image, regardless of my relationship to them. Once I was commissioned to paint a portrait of someone's recently deceased mother, whom I had never met. Working from a photograph for reference, it really felt like she came alive within the process of painting," he remarked.

Beacon oil painter Helen Lang expressed elation over the portrait theme. "I have belonged to the Portrait Society of America for seventeen years. Now the Howland Cultural Center is presenting is first all-portrait show.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Free lunches during summer for 18 and younger

Diamond shows her lunch, a salad. - Photo by Kristine Coulter

by Kristine Coulter

Anyone 18 years and younger may get a free lunch during the summer. Kids R Kids feeding program is offering lunches for children in the Beacon City School District from noon to 1 p.m., without any applications.

“We have an hour of daily programming,” said Jackie Bucelot Mills, Founder Kids R Kids Feeding Program. The activities are held from 11 a.m. till noon.

On a recent day, the community was invited to Davies Ave. to see the program and what it offers.

Anyone under the age of 18 years old and younger may get a free lunch during the summer, Sayna Russell, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, said, “We want to make sure they know the importance of health and wellness.” She said, “They’re tasting vegetables they may never have had before. Then they may go home and try them.”

Russell said it is important for the community “to know summer lunches like Kids R Kids helps them to know they have healthy options at no costs to their families.”

There are three sites this year for the program, said Bucelot Mills.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the July 27-Aug 2, 2016 issue:

  • Clearwater re-launch ceremony is Sunday.

The Clearwater will launch again, after repairs, on July 31.


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