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From Somers Writing Group to the Stage

August 2, 2018

It was in her Greek great-grandmother’s Sheepshead Bay kitchen that Stacie Vourakis got her first taste of high drama.
As her projaja washed the spinach for spanakopita or performed other mundane household tasks, she would gleefully dish the neighborhood and family dirt with her two elderly sisters.

The curiously quiet child feigned indifference by staring out a window while actually ...

Somers’ Old Bet Stars in Short Film

SOMERS, N.Y. - Like Old Bet the elephant, the effort Lynn Tomlinson put into making an animated flick referencing the story of Somers’ emblem animal was massive.

The Baltimore resident, using a stop-motion technique, painstakingly “painted” each scene in “The Elephant’s Song” with plasticine modeling clay and then photographed it digitally.

She used her ...

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