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Summer Theatre Presents Sunday In The Park With George

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

WILMINGTON, Ohio – Rehearsals are well underway and reservations are being taken for Wilmington College-Community Summer Theatre’s production of Sunday in the Park with George. The musical will run July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m., in WC’s Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephen Sondheim musical is based on the neo-impressionist painting by French artist Georges-Pierre Seurat titled “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Director Steven Haines described Sunday in the Park With George as a “highly theatrical show that celebrates the art of creation and the creation of art.” In the late 19th century, the Island of La Grande Jatte in the Seine River was a pastoral retreat from Paris’ bustling urban center. It is Seurat’s most famous painting and comes to life in the Sondheim musical.

“Through the life of the famous painter, who won’t commit to anyone or anything except his work,” Haines added, “Sondheim merges past and present into basic, poignant truths about art, creation and emotion.”

The cast features Gina Beck as Dot in the first act and as Marie in act two, and Matt Dentino portrays George Seurat in act one and George, Seurat’s fictional great-grandson, in the second act. Other actors portray dual roles as well, including: Rachel Beck, Josh Coleman, Jessica Cunigan, Claudia Fowler, Lisa Geggie. Joshua Gough, Mica Hein, Tonda Hoefler, Zach Hughes, Mark Lunsford, Emily Moroney, Mary Ann Raizk, Katie Schaad and Bryan Wallingford.

In addition to Haines as director, J. Wynn Alexander is technical director and set designer while Becky Haines is stage manager and lighting designer. Karen Miller is musical director.

Tickets and reservations are available by contacting the Theatre Box Office weekdays, between 9 a.m. and noon and 1 to 4 p.m., at (937) 382-6661 ext. 267.

The Loft Now Open

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Co-owners Lorie and Jeff Greene are proud to introduce The Loft at Samuel Walkers.

“Leave the ordinary behind at The Loft at Samuel Walker’s – where ambiance meets elegance.” Their impressive space is suitable for events ranging from wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners; private and corporate parties; fundraising events; and more. Within the 9000 sq. ft. area, guests can choose between the spacious Grand Ballroom, the beautiful outdoor Terrace, one of the intimate meeting rooms, the Bridal Suite, or use the entire facility. Guests can also take advantage of the fully stocked cash bar. Regardless of the occasion, The Loft is truly one of a kind.

The staff at The Loft understand the importance of pampering their guests. They are dedicated to making sure any event held at their facility is memorable and stress-free.

The Loft is located at 64 W. Main Street on the second floor of the Samuel Walker’s Memorial Building overlooking historic downtown Wilmington. For more information, call 937-366-6415.

Wilmington Hampton Offers Renaissance Festival Package

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Hampton Inn and Suites in Wilmington has announced a Renaissance Festival package for hotel guests, offering one or more nights in a guest room, along with value added features that include tickets to the Ohio Renaissance Festival, hot breakfast and evening dessert, for the special price of $129 plus tax per night, available through October 25, 2009.

The Renaissance Festival package, available at the 91 room Hampton Inn and Suites Wilmington, includes 2 Adult Tickets to the festival and two pints of ice cream from the hotel Suite Shop. The $129 plus tax per night price also includes accommodations for 2 Adults and additional children’s tickets are available for only $5 per child. The package is available from September 5 through October 25, 2009. This four story, 91 room Hampton Inn and Suites is the newest lodging facility near the Festival at only two years old.

Located at 201 Holiday Dr., the 4 story hotel is near such area attractions as Cowan Lake Park , Caesars Creek Lake , and the hotel is only 15 minutes from the festival. Standard hotel amenities include a heated indoor pool, putting greens, exercise room, and Hampton’s On The House Hot Breakfast, all complimentary. Guest rooms are equipped with free high speed Internet, coffeemakers, hairdryers, and full size ironing boards with irons. You are sure to sleep comfortably in their Cloud Nine beds.

For further information or to make reservations for Hampton Inn and Suites Wilmington, please visit or call 937-382-4400 or 1-800-HAMPTON and refer to package code PRK.

Strawberries Now Available At Stokes Farm

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Due to favorable weather conditions last week, Stokes Farm opened up strawberry sales this past weekend with limited hours. Please call the farm or check out their web site for daily hours. Already picked and u-pick are both available. They expect to be open seven days a week, 8 a.m. until dark, by this coming weekend. To contact the farm, call 937-382-4004 or 937-383-0317. Stokes Farm is located at 2822 Center Road, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.