Archive - Jan 2011 - Outlook
Duane Strelow’s interest in archaeology began when he was a fourth-grader. He pursued his interest in ancient cultures, societies and “digs” from then on.
As Visitor Services Manager/Educator at Catawba Science Center, Strelow, 39, watches youngsters interact with CSC’s current exhibit, “The Ancient Carolinians.”
Now, visitors to the exhibit can be an archaeologist, uncover artifacts and search for clues in the exhibit’s full-scale, interactive dig-site.
Writing a book about “Lost Hickory” was a natural for Leslie Keller. She was born and grew up in Catawba County, loves history and holds several degrees in history.
Keller serves as education coordinator/curator of collections for the Hickory Landmarks Society at Maple Grove Historical Museum in Hickory.
In fact, “Lost Hickory: A Compendium of Vanished Landmarks” has its origins in an earlier publication of the Hickory Landmarks Society.
With a mission to offer the best in classical ballet training, The Newton-Conover Auditorium opened The NewArt School of Ballet. Ballet professionals Melissa and Michael French will teach the classes, which will be offered for all levels of experience — from the beginning enthusiast, for the student who needs advanced training, and for the student who wants to prepare for a professional career in dance.
The Newton-Conover Auditorium continues its series of musical events with a one-night only performance by legendary mandolin player Sam Bush.
Grammy-Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush, alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.