Area residents part of lauded film
HUNTINGTON - “Steven Caras: See Them Dance,” a new public television documentary, was awarded an Emmy for Arts and Entertainment at the 48th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday. Nick Clooney was master of ceremonies.
Produced by Witek and Novak Inc. and presented by Arizona PBS, the hourlong program chronicles the life and work of Caras, a former New York City ballet dancer, who transformed his career to become America’s pre-eminent dance photographer.
“I’m thrilled for Witek and Novak,” Caras said. “The Emmy confirms the fact that stories of human survival against the odds will always draw universal empathy and appeal.”
Featuring exclusive interviews with dance legends, such as Peter Martins, Mia Michaels, Jacques d’Amboise, Patricia McBride and Allegra Kent, “See Them Dance” is a virtual portrait of the glory days of American ballet.
Jay Flippin of Morehead was the film’s musical composer and Eric Himes of Huntington was the program’s editor and technical director.
In addition to its Emmy, the documentary has also received the grand prize at the 45th annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.
Rain garden seminar Tuesday
IRONTON - Rain gardens will be the subject of a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mains Rotunda of the Riffe Building at Ohio University Southern.
Carrie Yaniko of the Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District will talk about using storm water in constructive and nonpolluting ways to create yard gardens and urban gardens.
The seminar is sponsored by the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership, Ironton in Bloom and OUS.
Rowan school reunion slated
MOREHEAD - The Rowan County High School class of 1977 is planning a 35th-year reunion Sept. 7 and 8 and seeking data about class members. Information sought includes email addresses, street addresses and telephone numbers.
Email Jackie Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org or Verna Johnson Howell at email@example.com by Aug. 15.
Students sought for advisory group
FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public school students in grades 10 through 12 to apply for membership in the Next-Generation Student Council, an advisory group to Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.
The council provides feedback from Kentucky students and meets with the commissioner and department staff both in person and virtually to discuss how state-level decisions on critical issues affect students.
The council seeks students with ideas and insight into school and student improvement who represent Kentucky’s diverse academic, geographic, demographic and school-size variables. Students selected for the council will have the option to serve consecutive one-year terms upon meeting eligibility requirements.
Applications are on the KDE website: kde.state.ky.us. They may be completed and returned via fax, postal mail or email. They must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31.
A committee of KDE representatives will review and score applications. Appointments to the council will be based on how well the applicants communicate their ideas and goals. Then, four students will be selected for openings on the council to serve during the 2012-13 school year.
For more information, write Lisa Gross, 500 Mero St., Sixth Floor CPT, Frankfort, KY 40601, call her at (502) 564-2000, ext. 4604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area residents part of lauded film
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Morgan man pleads guilty to assault
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