Dec 13, 2012 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
With his smoothly shaven head, Luther Everson vaguely resembles Lex Luthor, Superman’s arch-enemy.
But our Luther, who works at Bayberry Service Center on Route 57, cares more about carburetors than Kryptonite.
I don’t know what those Hollywood casting directors were thinking, but Luther himself would certainly have been a better choice to portray Luthor than a fey Kevin Spacey who played the villain in “Superman Returns.” Liverpool’s Luther makes Michael Rosenbaum’s Luthor in “Smallville” look absolutely wimpy.
But let’s be clear, there’s nothing at all villainous about our Luther. He simply happens to share a name and a haircut with Superman’s Luthor.
Not only is Everson a master mechanic working with Bayberry Service owner Matt Rahalski, Luther is a U.S. Army veteran of Desert Storm. Between tune-ups he recalls “eight months of sitting around the desert before we finally saw some action.”
And by the way, he pronounces his last name with a short E.
“Not Eeeverson, like the museum,” he insists.
Liverpool’s county legislator, Judy Tassone, is still on the railroad crossing case.
Earlier this year, CSX, a Class 1 railroad which runs freight trains up and down the East Coast, alerted the village of Liverpool that it plans to temporarily close the railroad crossing on Old Liverpool Road for repairs. Problem is nobody from CSX would tell us when and for how long.
During early-October, Tassone met with U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer in Syracuse where she discovered that other area municipalities were getting nowhere with CSX. Schumer, a Democrat, must’ve shaken some information out of the railroad giant because last week Tassone, a Republican, learned that CSX would do some touch-up here over the weekend before completing the bulk of the work late next spring.
By the way, Tassone is gearing up to run for a third term as 4th District Onondaga County Legislator. She anticipates another challenge by former Democrat legislator Dave Stott.
Speaking of Old Liverpool Road, that self-proclaimed superannuated thoroughfare is the subject of the latest Liverpool Legend Series DVD set to be screened for the first time at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Carman Community Room at Liverpool Public Library.
Fancifully titled, “Once Upon a Time on Old Liverpool Road,” the new video’s script was written and narrated by local historian Joyce Mills.
Viewers will be amazed by the large herds of prize-winning Holsteins that were raised there and will learn about the Franklin automobile and how Arts and Crafts Movement architect Ward Wellington Ward built his personal home, Le Moyne Manor, overlooking Onondaga Lake.
Co-owner Scott Schimpff has booked some lively live music this month at the Limp Lizard Bar & Grill, at 201 First St. here in the village.
Riveting rockabilly quintet the Fabulous Ripcords return to the Lizard at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. The band will play tunes from its recent CD, “Voodoo Girl,” an all- original effort that runs the gamut from blues to rock to swing. Tracks include “Bake Me a Pie” and “Burn This House Down.”
(By the way, Ripcords lead guitarist Irv Lyons has begun g a duo side project with bassist Mike Casale whgo lives in Liverpool.)
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, solo country performer T.J. Sacco plays the Limp Lizard, and Shawn Halloran plugs in on Dec. 22. Guitarist Jeff Jones and his Pale Green Stars play their post-modern honky tonk tunes at the Liverpool Lizard on Dec. 29.
Admission is always free at the Limp Lizard, and the barbecue is always delicious; 451-9774.