The Hamilton Parks Conservancy announces the premiere of The Conservancy Series, four programs bringing live entertainment to the RiversEdge stage during the summer of 2016.
The series begins 6 p.m. June 26 as the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale presents "POPS! Goes the Symphony." The orchestra will perform selections from some of America's most beloved music, from Leonard Bernstein to George Gershwin, including music from the movies "Jaws" and "Indiana Jones." As a special treat, soloists from the Chorale will perform vignettes from "Oklahoma!" in costume. This event sponsored by MillerCoors.
Everybody in town knows the Klaberheads from their annual appearances at the Hamilton Oktoberfest, but their chops extend far beyond oom-pah, and they will perform 7 p.m. July 30 in a Big Band format. The Franz Klaber Orchestra has been entertaining local audiences for over 80 years, and this third-generation iteration under the direction Erika Klaber promises the same fun a...
For those who haven’t been in Hamilton’s city parks lately, things have been improving — even in the dead of winter.
Crews worked indoors building 56 new picnic tables and delivering them to the parks. Because there was only enough room for six tables in the indoor work area, some tables were placed outdoors when temperatures were at 10 degrees.
Workers also refurbished 60 other tables, “and the ones that were still in the park that did not need refurbished or new ones, they’ve been repainted,” said Steve Timmer, director of the Hamilton Parks Conservancy, which took over maintenance of the parks’ 1,360 acres in January 2015.
One upgrade highlight is the 54-acre Crawford Woods Park at Hancock and Bender avenues. Its new splash pad water recreation area will open Memorial Day weekend, and it has three new picnic shelters, plus an improved parking...