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Here is a collection of articles about storytelling, uses of storytelling, Story Circle and Story Circle members. To read any article, just click on its title. spotlight 1-20-16 whole page minus ad low res

Top Pick During the Day: January 20-27, 2016
This article, originally published in Spotlight News Living, January 26, 2016, describes Word Plays at Proctors and specifically our upcoming performance "Stormy Weather" on Sunday, January 24, 2016 as well as the tellers.

Story Circle comes around again
This article, originally published in The Times Union, October 2, 2013, describes almost 30 storytelling events for adults in the upcoming 2013-2014 season at the Glen Sanders Mansion, Proctors and the Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic.

Old, new stories sneak up
This article, originally published in The Times Union, August 23, 2013, by Alden (Joe) Doolittke, describes experiences he had volunteering as a server at the SICM summer lunch program at the Hamilton Hill Arts Center, Schenectady.

A story, a joke help ease the way to tolerance
This article, originally published in The Times Union, June 16, 2012, describes Alden "Joe" Doolittle: a member of First Reformed Church of Schenectady, volunteer chaplain at Albany Medical Center Hospital, storyteller and moderator for an interfaith Celebration of Solstice, Pride and Spirit.

Storytellers gather to share tales at conference
This article, originally published in The Times Union, March 15, 2012, describes storytelling Sharing the Fire: the 30th annual Northeast storytelling conference, and the local storytelling groups.

Stories Elicit Understanding
This article, originally published in The Times Union, February 1, 2012, describes the sixth annual Tent of Abraham program of the Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area.

Story Sunday Series Opens at Glen Sanders
This article, originally published in The Times Union, September 18, 2011, describes the 13th season of Story Sundays.

Storyteller Not Shy with a Good Tale
This article, originally published in The Times Union, November 16, 2008, describes Storyteller Kate Dudding as well as “Tellebration 2008,” a benefit event designed to underwrite other storytelling events at area libraries and musuems.

Art of Storytelling Isn't Lost on an Enthusiastic Gathering
This article, originally published in The Courier-Standard-Enterprise, Canajoharie - Fort Plain - St. Johnsville, NY, on October 2, 2008, describes Storyteller Nancy Marie Payne and her stories from the Adirondacks, told at the Charleston Historical Society.

Filling in the Details Is the Fun Part for Storyteller Joe Doolittle
This article, originally published in The Daily Gazette, February 5, 2008, describes Storyteller Alden “Joe” Doolittle and the stories he will tell during the “What If the Stockade Walls Could Talk” program, one of the events being held throughout February by the Schenectady County Historical Society in conjunction with the Colonial Festival.

Telling Tales: Story Circle of the Capital District Widens
This article, originally published in Capital District Home Style, May, 2007, describes storytelling events in the Capital District.

Couple Create Musical Stories for Children
This article, originally published in The Daily Gazette, January 27, 2007, describes the development of the musical storytelling duo Tales 'n Tunes (Carol Connolly and Don Darmer) and their recent CDs.

Author to Share American Indian Songs and Stories
This article, originally published in The Spotlight, October 20, 2005, describes Joseph Bruchac and his upcoming performance at our storytelling dinner series at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.

O'Callahan's Tales Enchant Audience
This article, originally published in The Times Union, April 13, 2005, is a glowing review of a storytelling program running for a week at Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.

Storyteller Draws Crowd to Sunday Traditional Meal
This article, originally published in The Daily Gazette, February 14, 2005, describes storytelling dinner series at the Glen Sanders Mansion.

A Storied Life
This article, originally published in Metroland, April 10, 2003, describes a member of Story Circle, Kate Dudding, as well as Riverway Storytelling Festival's adult storytelling performance.

Remember When: Stories and Songs of World War II
This article, originally published in The Times Union, June 10, 2002, describes how Kate Dudding told some unpublished stories of World War II, weaving together cumulative details of life on the front lines and here at home to capture an era for her audience. Her presentation at the Shenendehowa Senior Center focused on the stories of seven people, but there were nods of general recognition and murmurs of agreement among the over 100 listeners, mainly seniors who lived through the time.

Adirondack Storytellers -- a WMHT-TV Production
Since time began, people throughout the world have passed stories down from one generation to the next. Adirondack Storytellers, a new WMHT production, spotlights men and women who are not only keeping old regional stories alive, but adding new stories to the repertoire.

Helping Students Get the Most Out of Stories
Gertrude Schliff Johnson offers many suggestions for effectively using stories in the classroom. She advocates a student-centered approach that actively engages students in reflection and learning. Specific activities, such as story-packet assignments, story in prayer, story dedication, and unit reflection papers, are described as well. Anecdotes from the author’s teaching experience fill this article with the very "humanizing touch of stories."

Have They Got Stories to Tell You
This article, originally published in The Record, a Troy, NY newspaper, on November 15, 2000, describes the storytelling quartet Four Stories High, as well as Story Circle and its various activities: monthly meetings, Tellabration and Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion.

Taleteller To Spin Yarns
This article, originally published in The Record, a Troy, NY newspaper, on September 14, 2000, describes the Five Rivers Fall Festival and how Story Circle member Nancy Marie Payne combines storytelling with her work as an educator at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, NY.

Heads for Tales
This article, originally published in The Times Union November 11, 1999, describes all sorts of storytelling and storytellers in our area