Bowling teams from West Genesee and Solvay began their 2019-20 seasons last week, with the Wildcats again having home matches at Solvay Recreation Alley and the Bearcats returning to Strike-N-Spare Lanes for much of its schedule.Of those teams, no one was more impressive than the Solvay boys, who took on Christian Brothers Academy last Tuesday and, led by Alex Gallardo, shut out the Brothers 7-0.Gallardo shot games of 188, 205 and 222, improving throughout his series until he finished at 615, while Ed Matsyuk’s 206 was part of a 544 series. WG’s girls team took a 3-0 defeat to Fulton, with Lorelai Leskoske pacing the Wildcats thanks to her 430 series and 169 high game. Gabbie Gardner added a 345 set as the Red Raiders got a 478 series from Alexis Ingersoll.Bowling again two days later, WG’s girls defeated East Syracuse Minoa 3-0, with Leskoske’s 456 series the best of all individuals as Gardner contributed a 371 set.Meanwhile, the boys Wildcats, lost 2-1 to ESM, with Calvin Lee shooting a 519 series and Connor Chawgo, with a 497 set, beating out Bobby Bidwell (486 series) and Richard Wituszynski (476 series).Solvay bowled Friday and blanked Chittenango 7-0 in the girls match to move to 1-1. Lee’s 467 series led all individuals as Michalena Raymond had a 442 series and Elien got a 431 set.Just as strong on the boys side, the Bearcats claimed another 7-0 decision over the Bears as Ethan Bigelow shot a 247 game on his way to a 559 series. Gallardo earned a three-game total of 550 and Lee added a 547 series.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: bowlingSolvayWest Genesee Russ Tarbell, a key player on the Bearcats’ sectional Class B football championship team, shot a 230 on his way to a 522 series, while another football standout, Carter Lee, had a 190 game in his 515 series.Solvay had its girls team drop a close 4-3 decision to Christian Brothers Academy, even though Anastasia LaFlair shot a 497 series with games of 179 and 173.Caitlin McCann, with a 394 series, beat out Abigail Lee (381 set) and Kiyyasia Elien (369 set) as Eliana Occhino led CBA with a three-game total of 529.
The city is home to more than 2,500 arts organizations – from museums and theaters to musical groups – that create more than 450,000 jobs accounting for $4billion a year for the economy. And, culture and arts appreciation is not just for the highbrow. The Getty Center alone last year drew more than 1.3million visitors, including 90,000 students who got free admission. An additional 300,000 visited the newly opened Getty Villa in Malibu this past year. The monthlong drive to recognize events – schedules are available at www.culturela.org/events – is designed to highlight some of the venues in the city where more than 375 parades, festivals and other events are held each year. “We are taking this one month to showcase what is going on all year long,” said Karen Constine, general manager of the city Cultural Affairs Department. Architect Frank Gehry, whom Villaraigosa praised for taking a “pathway to creativity,” said he has never wanted to work in any other city – even though his designs include some of the most famous modern buildings in the world. “I became an architect in Los Angeles because here you can fly under the radar,” said Gehry, who designed the Disney Concert Hall and is developing the Grand Avenue project. “I like the feeling and character of Los Angeles. It’s the character of the people who live here … and are interested in the connectivity between art and architecture.” Also involved in the campaign are Town Hall Los Angeles, USC, UCLA, Sony Pictures, Art Center College of Design, CalArts and several private organizations. [email protected] (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It could be the waiter or waitress aspiring to be a Hollywood star. The annoying teens down the street with their garage band. Or even the hipsters in the gritty downtown Arts District who sell their wares at weekend shows throughout the city. It could be the neighborhood theater troupe and barbershop quartet. In fact, just about everything but the neighborhood karaoke bar is being saluted as part of a monthlong “Creative LA” celebration of the arts in Los Angeles. “This past week we celebrated the glitz and glamour of the red carpet with the Academy Awards,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at a news conference kicking off the event at the Getty Center. “L.A.’s identity is one where the economy is linked to the entertainment, arts, design and fashion worlds. Every week, people come from all over the country and arrive in L.A. with dreams of fame and fortune on the silver screen. But it is more than that.”