During the Apple 'n Cheese Festival last weekend at the Manley-Bohlayer Farm in East Canton, there was an usual pair of shoes on display in the East Canton Public Hall building at the farm. The shoes had belonged to Jeanne "Queen Mab" Weiss, who was 38 inches tall and who, along with her 48-inch-tall husband Caspar, had been vaudeville and circus performers. The couple, who were born in the late 1870s, retired in the Canton area, said Denise Morris, a member of the board of directors of Rekindle the Spirit Inc.

A group of students from local public schools are signed up to take a playwriting workshop with the National Players when they come to Towanda an Oct. 18 to give a performance of the play "Animal Farm" at the Keystone Theatre. The National Players are a "very, very well known" theater group, said Sharon Kaminsky of the Bradford County Regional Arts Council. The National Players is "America's longest running touring company," according to the National Players' website.

A store window in downtown Troy has a pumpkin decoration in an unusual color -- pink.