Archive for April, 2012

Alleghany Production Brings Down (to Help Rebuild) the House!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Trojan Playmakers’ production of Uncommonly Noble, a brand new play by Cheri Choate, was a successful fundraiser for the newly-renovated Alleghany Community Auditorium, April 28th. ISI helped with graphics including logo design, flyers, TV slides, programs and DVD art.

DVD art for Uncommonly Noble, performed  in the new Alleghany Community Auditorium by the Trojan Playmakers on April 28, 2012. The production will be broadcast on Alleghany Community Television.

DVD art for Uncommonly Noble, performed in the new Alleghany Community Auditorium by the Trojan Playmakers on April 28, 2012. The production will be broadcast on Alleghany Community Television.

If you missed it, the show was video taped by Charlie Scott of Alleghany Community Television and will be broadcast later this month on Alleghany Cablevision and Skybest TV. Imaging Specialists is currently working on titles and credits for the TV production. DVDs will be available.

This production was a real home-grown project. The Playmakers collaborated with many area businesses and organizations to assist the Friends of the Auditorium in their efforts to rebuild and repurpose the old Sparta School Auditorium.

Making it all look easy was a cast and crew of hard working area elementary, middle and high school students who (we’re sure) will be involved with many more such productions.

Among those who donated time and effort were Director- Dyani VanHoose, Producer-  Jeremy Halsey and Alleghany Community Theatre, Appachian Woodwright, James Maynard, local craftsman, Gracen Lucas, Mary Jane Watson from A Perfect Image Hair Design who helped with makeup, Chris Davis of Studio Redwood– sets and set design, Paula Joines of Wilkes County Theatre– wardrobe, Ashe Community Theatre, Shelley Williams- costumes, Bill Troiani- sound, Jim Williams- lights and the Production’s Sponsor, Alleghany County Schools.

Imaging Specialists is proud to be a part of this extraordinary production by Cheri and her Trojan Playmakers.

The newly, rebuilt stage at the Alleghany Community Auditorium with stair-step safety lighting

The newly, rebuilt stage at the Alleghany Community Auditorium with stair-step safety lighting

Slide for Alleghany Community Television.

Ad slide for Alleghany Community Television.

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Tea Time Recipes Available Again!

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

The much sought-after Dirty Fingers Garden Club cookbook, Tea Time Recipes, originally published in 2004 and out of print for many years, is available once again! Now you can learn how to make such delicacies as Cherry-and-Cream Scones, Strawberry Pound Cake, and Lavender Blueberry Soup.

The DFGC meets at (and owns) the “Meeting House” in Piney Creek. The Meeting House was originally built in 1875 for the Piney Creek Primitive Baptist Church which was established in 1825.

“Being the oldest church in the area the early church grew rapidly and exerted great influence on the lives in the community. The names of most of the early settlers and their families are recorded on its books. During the months October to January 1857-1858, the church received 86 new members.”

History of Alleghany County, 1859-1976

Tea Time Recipes from the Dirty Fingers Garden Club in Piney Creek, North Carolina.

The club hosts their celebrated English Teas at the newly-renovated structure throughout the year. The recipes in the book are the best of the best dishes from these well-loved events. For tickets, contact Sara McMillan, Glenna Gambill or anyone in the Dirty Fingers Garden Club! Groups are welcome.

Proceeds from the book go to the Dirty Fingers Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of North Carolina, for their many community projects and events.

The recipe book is available from The Sparta Store, both online and in the shop at 3 North Main in Sparta.

Got a great cookbook idea for your organization? Contact Imaging Specialists, today!

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Downtown Shops Open Late

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

This Spring, Summer, and Fall, during the regular monthly wine tastings at Backwoods Bean, some other shops on Main Street will have extended hours…

May through October, Murphy’s Mercantile, Studio Redwood, and The Sparta Store will be open late the last Friday of each month. Murphy’s Mercantile and Studio Redwood are neighboring businesses, located at the southeast corner of Main Street and Whitehead Street (US 221 and NC 18). The Sparta Store is on the southwest block of the same intersection. Backwoods Bean is just a few doors up the street from the corner, past Kermit’s Barber Shop and the Alleghany Historical Museum.

All of these businesses have new products in stock that you might have not seen yet. From artwork and home decor to accessories to stylish functional items, these shops feature a wide (and very affordable!) array of locally-produced items.

Stop by, visit with the folks at the wine tastings, and see what all is available downtown. Check out the places you haven’t been, and see what’s new at the places you have.

SHOP SMALL BUSINESS.
SHOP SPARTA.

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