Star Added to Sidewalk

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 14, 2006 at 10:37 PM EDT

He left his mark on the arts community, and now his name is permanently honored in Binghamton.

Dr. John Bielenberg is added to Binghamton's Metro Center Sidewalk of Stars.

The sidewalk honors local arts and entertainment stars.

Bielenberg founded the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott 30 years ago.

He originally moved to the area to teach at Binghamton University's Theatre Department.

Some of his former students attended today's ceremony.

Bielenberg was thrilled to see the support.

"This is a great honor and it ranks right up there with working with a lot of you and it was a lot of fun. Obviously it was a lot of work, theatre is not all that easy, but it was a great ride," he said.

Bielenberg is now retired and lives in Maine.

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