The cast of the Skaneateles Middle School’s Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, State Fair, included a vintage truck built from scratch by ChaseDesign’s Todd Abernethy. The classic pickup had to be light enough to be moved on and off the stage by seventh graders, and narrow enough to fit through the school’s doors. And, of course, it had to be ready for the bright lights.
At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, eight intrepid hikers from the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Hiking Club began a winter ascent of Big Slide via The Brothers. Equipped with snow shoes, microspikes and trekking poles, undaunted by clouds and the 10° F temperature with 20 m.p.h. winds, they hiked seven miles, mostly upwards, in a little less than six hours, and were rewarded with clearing skies, bright sunshine and extraordinary views at the summit.
On the eve of the Super Bowl, the ChaseDesign + 10Red Chili Bowl brought together 12 well-seasoned entrants and showered glory upon Glenn Christoffel whose chili took the trophy, vaulting him into the pantheon of chili greats.
On January 24th, with the water in Skaneateles Lake at a tub-like 34 degrees, a crew of hearty ChaseDesign & 10Red heroes took the Polar Plunge to benefit three local charities and triumph over the elements.
ChaseDesign celebrated the season with a host of Christmas sweaters -- items long hidden in lower drawers brought forth into the sunlight to dazzle for a day. And here are a few of the favorites:
Mike's stars actually twinkled.
A celebration of Thanksgiving at the Seneca Studio!
Jon Cammarata reports on the hike down and up the historic “jug path” at Carpenter’s Falls:
Jon Cammarata, Bonny Dudden, Doug Whitehouse and Chris Andrews at the trailhead