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Story Sundays: Past Seasons

Our 15th Season: 2013 - 2014
Oct. 6 Heroines and Tricksters
Marni Gillard and Christie Keegan
Nov. 3 Kitchen Table Stories Margaret French and Joe Peck
Jan. 26 Home, Hearth and All That Jazz Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer
Mar. 16 Across the Sea to Ireland Mary Murphy and Nancy Marie Payne

Our 14th Season: 2012 - 2013
Oct. 21 Homecoming -- with Ghosts Becky Holder and Jeannine Laverty
Nov. 18 Take Me Out to the Ball Game and
Other Stories to be Thankful For
Kate Dudding and Betty McCanty
Jan. 6 Moon of Long Nights Joe and Jesse Bruchac
Jan. 27 Stories of Coincidence, Wonder and Shared Joy Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer
Mar. 17 Gaelic Stories and Songs The Storycrafters

Our 13th Season: 2011 - 2012
Sept. 18 Words: Naked and Clothed Dan Berggren and Jeannine Laverty
Oct. 23 What Was Her Name? Stories of Heroic Women Elizabeth Ellis
Jan. 15 Stories of Shining Moments Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer
Feb. 12 Socks Without Partners and Other Love Stories Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth
Mar. 11 Fiddling Around Irish Stories Marni Gillard with Lawson: Hilary Schrauf (fiddle) and Eric Everson (Irish bouzouki)
Apr. 15 Certainties:
Other than Death and Taxes
Kate Dudding and Margaret French

Our 12th Season: 2010 - 2011
Sept. 12 Stories from the Heart of the Matter Elizabeth Ellis
Oct. 3 The Life and Times of Kate Stoneman, New York's First Female Lawyer Nancy Marie Payne
Jan. 9 Stories to Warm a Winter's Night Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer
Feb. 13 Love, Laughter and Life Kate Dudding and
Claire Nolan
Mar. 13 A Musical Journey Through the Stories of Ireland Bairbre McCarthy and
Frank Orsini
Apr. 10 A Carpetbag of Stories: From Shtetl to Stoop Fran Combs Berger, Dee Ellen Lee and
Frank Wind

Our 11th Season: 2009 - 2010
Oct. 4 Tales of Now and Zen Motoko
Nov. 1 Stories from the Heart of the Matter Elizabeth Ellis
Dec. 6 Kindred Spirits Barbara Chepaitis and
Kate Dudding
Jan. 10 Stories and Songs from the Adirondacks and Beyond Dan Berggren and
Jeannine Laverty
Jan. 31 Having Everything Right Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer
Mar. 7 Celtic Stories The Storycrafters
Apr. 11 Native American Stories Jesse Bruchac and
Joseph Bruchac

 
Tenth Season 2008 - 2009
Sep. 14 Tenth Season Gala at the Glen Sanders Mansion Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Kate Dudding, Christie Keegan, Alan McClintock, Mary Murphy, and Nancy Marie Payne. With guest emcee Karen Johnson, Campaign Director, Proctors, former Mayor of Schenectady and now a county legislator.
Oct. 19 Stories from the Heart of the Matter Elizabeth Ellis
Dec. 7 Storytelling Jubilee: A Potpourri of Stories Six splendid performers, Barbara Chepaitis, Margaret French, Claire Nolan, Eric Randall, Ben Russell (from Children at the Well), and Dan Testo, share some of their favorite stories with us.
Jan. 11 Three Spirits: Stories of Coincidence, Surprise & Shared Joy Storytellers Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, and Harlan Ratmeyer entrance us with tales to warm a winter's night.
Feb. 1 Celebrating Women: Their Labors, Laughter, Troubles and Triumphs Storytellers Kate Dudding and Mary Murphy share stories of extraordinary women. This program is a benefit for The Women’s Fund of the Capital Region which promotes the growth and self-determination of women and girls by supporting projects that move them toward financial independence.
Mar. 8 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Storytellers Marni Gillard and Bairbre McCarthy weave stories just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
Apr. 19 Birds, Bread and Blessings: Hasidic Tales of Wisdom and Joy With story and song, master storyteller Doug Lipman weaves the lives and lessons of rabbis from the Jewish mystical tradition.

Ninth Season 2007 - 2008

 Sep.16

Stories From the Heart of the Matter

 Elizabeth Ellis

 Oct.14

Leaves, Loves and Lunacy:  Tales to Fall Back On

 Four Stories High

 Dec. 2

Stories for the Season(s):  Seed Catalogues, Stockings and Cows on Skates   (cancelled due to weather)

Jeannine Laverty and Joe Peck

 Jan.13 

 Oh My! Stories of Epiphany and Wonder

Three Spirits: Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle and friend

 Feb. 10

Stories of Strength: True Tales from the 20th Century

Kate Dudding and Fran Yardley

 Mar.9

Under a Celtic Moon: An Evening of Irish Stories

Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth

 Apr. 6

Storytelling Jubilee: A Potpourri of Stories

Betty Cassidy, Betty McCanty, Louise Koenig, Alan McClintock, Leslie Nase and Eric Randall

 May 4

Transformation Tales: Stories of Changes and Changers

Joseph Bruchac

 

Eighth Season 2006 - 2007

 Sep.24

 Tales of Now and Zen

 Motoko

 Oct.22

 Jumping into the Leaves: Stories in Praise of Autumn

 Jeannine Laverty and Tom Weakley

 Dec. 3

 And to All a Good Night: Winter Holiday Stories

 Kent Busman and Mary Murphy

 Jan. 14  (cancelled because of weather)

 January Jubilee

 

 Feb. 11

Families: Can'l Live with Them; Can't Kill Them...

 Yvonne Healy

 Mar.18

 Up, Up, and Away: Stories of Pioneer Women Aviators

 Kate Dudding and Nancy Marie Payne

 Apr. 15  (cancelled because of weather)

Spring Potpourri of Stories - a Riverway Storytelling Festival Preview

Alden (Joe) Doolittle and Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi

 May 20

 Spring Into Summer: Stories of Love, Laughter and Fun!

Frances Combs Berger and Frank-Lee Speaking

 

Seventh Season 2005 - 2006

 Sept.   25  

 School Daze

 Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and  Karen Pillsworth

 Oct.  23   

 Sharing The Circle:

An Evening of  American Indian Songs And Stories

 Joseph Bruchac

 Dec. 11

 Winter Wonderings:  

 Stories of Holidays and Home

 Kate Dudding and Sandy Schuman

 Jan. 8

 Storytelling Jubilee:

A Story Potpourri

 Alma Alvarez, Kathleen Gill, Janet Glanz, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Lois Foight Hodges, and Joe Peck

 Feb. 12

 Lovers and Other Lunatics

 Elizabeth Ellis

 Mar. 19

 Grace O'Malley, the Pirate

 Marni Gillard

 Apr. 23

 Secrets for Living the Good Life

 Jack Maguire

 May 21

 Spring Tonic

 Joe Doolittle and Christie Keegan

Stories in Freedom Park: June 25

Stories from Field and Lane

Jeannine Laverty and Joe Peck

Stories in Freedom Park: July 30

Bunches of Beasts 

Tales ‘n Tunes   

Stories in Freedom Park: August 20

Home from Camp 

Kent Busman, Joe Doolittle, Harlan Ratmeyer, and the Sacandaga String  Band

 

Sixth Season 2004 - 2005

September 19

September Song: Stories of Precious Days

Jane Ainslie and Mary Murphy

October 24

Voices From the Past: Stories of Real Men and Women

Kate Dudding and Nancy Marie Payne

December 5

Christmas in Paradise: Surprising Stories of Giving and Getting at Christmas

Tom Weakley and Joe Doolittle

February 13

Stories From the Heart of the Matter

Elizabeth Ellis

March 13

In the Teeth of the Wind:  Stories to Chew on

Susan Fantl Spivack and Jeannine Laverty

April 17

Spring Forward (Fall Back)

Sandy Schuman and Amy Spaulding

May 1

From the Adirondacks to Africa

Marni Gillard and Fran Yardley

May 15

A Bouquet Of Stories To Welcome Spring

Fran Berger, Dee Lee and Frank Wind

Stories in Freedom Park: June 26

Stories for a Sultry Summer Evening

Dan Testo and Barbara Chepaitis

Stories in Freedom Park: July 17

Terrific Tales From Around the World

Micki Groper and Christie Keegan

Stories in Freedom Park: August 28

Home From Camp

Kent Busman, Joe Doolittle, and the Sacandaga String  Band 

Fifth Season 2003 - 2004

September 28 Glen Sanders

Food for Laughter

Jackson Gillman

October 19 Century House

Oh Swear Not By the Moon --Stories of Love and Lunacy

Mary Murphy and Nancy Marie Payne

November 2  Glen Sanders

Stories of (and told by) Strong, Sassy, Sage Women

Kate Dudding

January 11 Scotia Reformed Church

East Dessert First!  

Kent Busman, Joe Doolittle and Harlan Ratmeyer.

February 22  Glen Sanders

Falling into the Ocean of Love

Pleasant DeSpain

March 14  Century House

Irish Tales and Whimsy

Bairbre McCarthy and Frank Orsini

March 28      Glen Sanders

Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too: Tales For an Irish Spring

The Storycrafters: Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall

April 25    Century House

Story Sunday Jubilee

 

May 16         Glen Sanders

Stories From the Heart of the Matter

Elizabeth Ellis

Summer in the Park

Adirondack Tales and Valley Themes

Joe Doolittle and Christie Keegan

Summer in the Park

Tales from Around the World

Tales ’n Tunes

Summer in the Park

Late Summer Muses

Betty Cassidy and Jeannine Laverty

Fourth Season 2002 - 2003

September 22
Glen Sanders

Sparks!

John Porcino

October 20
Glen Sanders

Strange Tales From The Ozark Hills

SweetLand Storytellers: Lois Foight Hodges, Becky Holder, Jeannine Laverty and Susan Fantl Spivack

January 19
Glen Sanders

Winter Story Sunday Jubilee

Marni Gillard, Becky Holder, Hilary McLellan, Bethany Mifsud, Nancy Marie Payne, and Bob Racey

February 2
Century House

The Snows Fade But Love Lingers

Christie Keegan and Frank-Lee Speaking (Dee Ellen Lee and Frank Wind)

February 9
Glen Sanders

Your Heart’s Desire

Peggy Cimino and Carol Connolly

March 2
Century House

Shades of Green

Mary Murphy and Nancy Marie Payne

March 16
Glen Sanders

The Lilt of Irish Laughter

Kate Dudding and Betty McCanty

April 27
Century House

The Good Lookin' Suit and Other Stories

Tom Weakley

May 4
Glen Sanders

Stories From the Heart of the Matter

Elizabeth Ellis

June 15
Century House

Stories of Fathers: Families, Fun and Faith

Marni Gillard and Sandy Schuman

Summer in the Park

Irish Tales and Wonder

Betty McCanty and Bairbre McCarthy

Summer in the Park

Stories to Bring a Smile and a Tear

Frank-Lee Speaking (Frank Wind and Dee Ellen Lee)

Summer in the Park

Tales Down By the Riverside

Joe Doolittle and Marni Gillard

Third Season 2001 - 2002

September

Echoes in Our Hearts and Minds:

Stories of Remembering Special People, Timeless Places and Extraordinary Events

Marni Gillard and Nancy Marie Payne

October

Sharing the Shivers

Arlene Brown and Betty McCanty

January

Winter Story Sunday Jubilee:

Stories to Warm a Cold North Night

Tony Carbone, Peggy Cimino, Kathleen Gill, Lois Foight Hodges Christie Keegan, and David Rubin

January

Stories to Warm a Winter's Night

Jeannine Laverty and Tom Weakley

February

Three Spirits Tell Love Stories

Kent Busman, Joe Doolittle and

Harlan Ratmeyer

February

Stories and Songs of Ireland

Bairbre McCarthy and Frank Orsini

March

Shades of Green

Carol Connolly and Mary Murphy

April

It's About Time

Kate Dudding and Christie Keegan

April

Three Spirits in Springtime

Alan McClintock and The Storycrafters

May

Stories From the Heart of the Matter

Elizabeth Ellis

June

My Father Was a Storyteller

Fran Combs, Alden T. (Joe) Doolittle, Sandy Schuman

July in the Park

From Sunshine and Shadow:

Stories of Growing Up and Older in NY State

Arlene Brown and Betty McCanty

August in the Park

You Never Know Who You'll Meet: Stories of People From Families and Legend  

Joe Doolittle and Nancy Marie Payne

Second Season 2000 - 2001

October

A Harvest of Stories

Becky Holder and Tom Weakley

January

Three Spirits in Winter

Kent Busman, Joe Doolittle and

Harlan Ratmeyer

February

For Better, For Worse: Love Stories, More or Less

Four Stories High

March

Shades of Green

Bairbre McCarthy and Frank Orsini

April

Stories of Home and From Down the Street

Elizabeth Ellis

May

Stories Your Mother Never Told You

Arlene Brown and Kate Dudding

June

Stories for the Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Carol Connolly and Mary Murphy

July

Summer Winds and Tales of the Arabian Nights

David and Gregory Rubin

July in the Park

Stories of Home and the River

Joe Doolittle and Kate Dudding

August in the Park

Stories for Families

Nancy Gifford and Christie Keegan

 First Season 1999-2000

October

Stories of Harvest and Home

Becky Holder and Jeannine Laverty

January

Winter Tales

Kent Busman and Joe Doolittle

February

Love Lights: Tales for a Valentine's Eve

Marni Gillard and Alan McClintock

March

Shades of Green: Irish Tales and Lore

Carol Connolly and Mary Murphy

May

Growing Ups and Downs: Stories of Families

Kate Dudding and Lois Foight Hodges

July

Midsummer Night's Dream:

Tales of Whimsy and Magic

Barbara Palumbo and

Nancy Marie Payne