Operation Lighthouse Rescue

 Gay Head Lighthouse approaches new footing. Photo credit:  Joby Lubman

NOVA Operation Lighthouse Rescue airs on WSKG-TV May 4, 2016 at 9pm. On the picturesque bluffs at the very tip of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, disaster looms. The historic Gay Head Lighthouse is soon to become the next victim of the persistent erosion of the island’s cliffs. Built in 1856 and weighing more than 400 tons, the structure soars 175 feet above the sea. But over the years, storms and the raging ocean have eroded the headland away.

Edwin A. Link

Edwin A. Link was six when his father moved the family to Binghamton to open a player piano and organ factory. By the time he was 16, Ed Link had caught flying fever. However, the tedious nature of early flight training methods discouraged his pursuit. Link began to tinker in the basement of his father’s factory with a contraption that would simulate the feel and movement of an airplane in flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMcB9LexKto

‘Uniquely New York’ is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Global Big Day

Prairie Warbler by Greg Gard

Global Big Day is a single day uniting birdwatchers worldwide across political boundaries and language barriers, all brought together by the shared passion for birds. Global Big Day takes place on May 14, 2016, is easy to participate in and helps scientists learn about bird populations and migration patterns. Submit Your Data to eBird on May 14
It’s that simple. If you submit your birds to eBird they count. Learn how to take part.

Watch the First Episode of Late Fringe!

WSKG Arts is proud to present its latest locally produced series, Late Fringe! Hosted by WSKG’s Phil Westcott, this weekly program showcases the talented filmmakers of New York State. Each episode contains short films stretching across all genres of film. From narrative to documentary, comedy to drama, the surreal to ‘normal’, this show promises to have something for every fan of short films.

Our debut episode features three short films with the first being We Often Cross The Lines, directed and edited by Andrew DesGaines and based on a poem by Steven T. Licardi. This short feature is a harrowing look at one man’s struggle to overcome his addiction and blends the fine line between control and self destruction.