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  • (L-R, facing the camera) Leonard Mayor Willie Johnson; Daniel Harrison, Freese & Nichols; Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter; Dan Sefko, Freese & Nichols. (L-R, backs to camera) Chelsea Irby, Freese & Nichols; Ashley Burt, North Texas Municipal Water District. photo by Rita Watts
  • A virtuosic sound will fill the halls of Wynne Chapel on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. with the visit of Russian pianist Vadym Kholodenko as he performs masterworks for solo piano. Kholodenko is a Cynthia Arden Smith Sanders Distinguished Artist and was awarded the grand prize gold medal at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
  • The 2015 Fannin County Fair will be held Wednesday, October 7 through Saturday, October 10. photo by Allen Rich
  • Visual artists will be on hand providing demonstrations of their respective art forms, including painters, sculptors, potters, printmakers, wood turners and more will create to the live music. Music performances will include jazz, classical chamber, classic swing, and much more.
  • 1892 death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar." Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and student at Trinity College, Cambridge, after he died of a stroke aged just 22. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses," and "Tithonus." During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all," "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die," "My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure," "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield," "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers," and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new." He is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
  • Autumn in Aspen is a chance to photograph the twin peaks of Maroon Bells with a base of fall foliage, take in the 48th Annual Aspen Ruggerfest, snap a few shots at the 40th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival, maybe even try your luck on a famous trout-fishing river...and it all starts with a trip over the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide in the U.S, Independence Pass. photo by Allen Rich