July 7 :: Shin Hollow Radio :: WVBR-FM 93.5 :: 6 p.m.

Ann Riordan of Cayuga Pure Organics

Ann Riordan of Cayuga Pure Organics

It’s dynamic women week on Shin Hollow:

Karen Van Etten will  be joining us to talk about her new book King Bridge over Troubled Waters: Preservation versus Destruction of the Historic Zenas King Iron  Bowstring Bridge in Newfield, New York. The book is available through Amazon and Lulu. The bowstring bridge crosses the Cayuga Inlet in the hamlet of Newfield. It is now a footbridge and is accessible through Mill Park.

Ann Riordan of Cayuga Pure Organics will also be on the show to talk about the farm’s campaign to raise money to replace their bean processing barn, which was accidentally burned to the ground on May 30. There is insurance for the structure, but more money is needed to replace what was there.  To contribute to the “Rebuild the Beanery” campaign go here.

Finally, Pam Bleiwas, the fourth Democrat running for the open county judge seat, completes our series of discussions with all the candidates. The primary election is in September. That may not decide the race, however, as any of the candidates can run as an independent or on a third party ticket. To hear a recording of this interview click here.

June 16 :: Shin Hollow Radio :: WVBR-FM 93.5 :: 6 p.m.

Danny Speer

Danny Speer

Danny Speer has issued a new solo album called Where Were You When the Fun Began? These new songs move away from the country influence that has been part of his writing for the past twenty years while he performed as part of Circle D and Speer•Specker•Henrie. He has been involved with the Ithaca music scene since moving here in 1974 as part of the Peabody Band.

Shannon MacCarrick of Habitat for Humanity will be talking about current projects, including the Bike to Build events in Groton.

June 2 :: Shin Hollow Radio :: WVBR-FM 93.5 :: 6 p.m.

Square dancing

Square dancing

Nancy Spero is a caller for square dances and contra dances in the Ithaca area. She will tell us about the history of square dancing in Ithaca and its relationship to the contra dance. Nancy calls dances at the old Baptist church on Enfield Main Road on a regular basis. Local old-time musicians play and there no costumes and you can just listen to the music, if you want.

Bryan VanCampen isn’t just the Ithaca Times film critic, he’s also one of our theater critics. We discuss what is coming up this summer in the many local theaters.