Monday, January 21, 2013
Solon High School's Music In Motion was named grand champions of the first show choir competition of the season in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Solon High School's Music In Motion Show Choir was perfect last year. They are keeping the streak alive this year. The show choir was named Grand Champions this weekend in the competition of the season, the Beavercreek Midwest Show Choir Classic. In addition to winning Grand Champions, Music in Motion also took home a number of other awards, including Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Band and Best Costumes. Samantha Singer also won an individual award for Best Female Soloist. Congratulations to Music in Motion! The show choir competes in the Marysville Showcase next weekend.
Friday, January 11, 2013
More than 30 classes are being offered this year for students in grades 1-6 covering topics from crafts and acting to math and engineering.
During the past week, Solon students have had the opportunity during their lunch periods to learn more about the Solon Saturday Enrichment Program. Registration for those programs is under way and you can access a copy of the course catalog by clicking on the link below. The catalog is also posted in the News & Notes section of the K-6 school building home pages at www.solonschools.org. More than 30 classes are being offered this year for students in grades 1-6 covering topics such as crafts, cooking, culture, cheerleading, languages, sciences, math, engineering, fitness, improv and acting, dance, scrapbooking and much more. Classes are held at Solon Middle School on the following Saturday mornings: February 9, 16 & 23 and March 2, 9 & 16…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The 2012 Oscar nominations were unveiled today. What do you think of the picks
The 2012 Oscar nominations are out. From 'Lincoln' and to 'Silver Linings Playbooks', we have it summed up for you. See all of the nominees over at the Oscars website. What do you think of the choices? Tell us in the comments!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Happy Holidays from Patch!
We've rounded up the best of the best holiday songs, according to you, and created a Spotify playlist that can be played at your holiday parties this year. Thank you to everyone who told us their favorite and if we forgot any, let us know in the comments. Happy Holidays from Solon Patch!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
People who donated to fund an improved patio at the Solon Center for the Arts will get their money back, as the project is not going forward.
The Solon Center for the Arts is not moving forward with a project to improve the patio outside the center and that anyone who donated will receive a refund. It's the latest change to an arts center beset by it since former executive director Karen Prasser resigned and the city officials announced they were investigating "irregularites" at the arts center. Councilman Bill Mooney announced Monday that the patio project is not moving forward and that donors will receive refunds. The city council voted to return a $25,000 donation from the Corrine L Dodero Foundation for Arts. The project had only been in the concept stage. The finance committee had signed off on an architect to create formal plans, and arts center officials were working to …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Have you heard there's something going on at the Solon Center for the Arts but don't know the details? Solon Patch has been reporting on the story, and has a number of articles that can get you caught up.
A director has resigned, but still has support from many in the community. An investigation is underway. Have you heard there's something going on at the Solon Center for the Arts but don't know the details? Solon Patch has been reporting on the story, and has a number of articles that can get you caught up. The gist: Executive Director Karen Prasser resigned in early September. The next week, the city announced that they were investigating "irregularities" at the arts center under the city's new fraud policy. Let's be clear: It has not been confirmed that Prasser's resignation is linked to the investigation, and city officials aren't talking. Russell Schneider, an assistant recreation director, has been appointed as acting director. Mayor…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Should the city change the direction of the Solon Center for the Arts? Take our poll and tell us!
Since we published a number of letters to the editor supporting the Solon Center for the Arts, there's been a healthy debate about the future direction of the arts center. While Mayor Susan Drucker has said that the arts center has continued offering the same, if not more, programming since the resignation of former director Karen Prasser, many arts center supporters believe the arts are being marginalized. According to their comments, they worry that the arts center is becoming an arm of the recreation department and that programming brought about by fundraising and through the work of the Friends of the Center for the Arts will be abandoned. What do you want the future of the arts center to be? Take our poll and tell us your thoughts in …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your Thanksgiving table. OREO TURKEY WHAT YOU NEED: 2 Oreo cookies 1 miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup 6 candy corns 1 Whopper Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting 1 container chocolate frosting (optional) WHAT YOU DO: 1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one of the Oreos, where the tail feathers will go. 2. Put five candy corn tail feathers on top of the frosting - the frosting will help …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
More than a dozen Solon residents, many who were students at the Solon Center for the Arts, voiced support for former director Karen Prasser and the center's art programs in letters to the mayor.
More than a dozen former students of the Solon Center for the Arts and residents have voiced support for the embattled arts center and its former executive director Karen Prasser. The letters are addressed to Mayor Susan Drucker and were collected by Zach Davidson, a college student who graduated from Solon and was a participant in many programs at the center. Davidson and the other letter writers are concerned that the city will reduce programming at the arts center and lose the gains that the arts center made under Prasser's leadership. "There are so many that have benefited from the institution that Karen Prasser built-up with her incredible devotion during her tenure as the Center’s director," wrote Davidson in his letter. The SCA has …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The artist's exhibit of senior paintings will be on display at the Solon Center for the Arts through Dec. 14
An exhibit of paintings the artist says depict "amazing old souls" will be on display in Solon through mid-December. "The Solon Senior Project: Judy Takacs Paints Fascinating Wisdom" opens tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Solon Center for the Arts with a reception. The exhibit runs through Dec. 14. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. "Each week, for the past nine months or so, I painted a different senior citizen at the Solon Senior Center," Takacs said in an email. "These are the paintings that resulted from these very special encounters with these amazing old souls." Takacs would show up to the senior center to paint seniors in the lobby. The models …