Showing posts from November 27, 2011

Ticonderoga: North Country Christmas Schedule December 1-4

One thing we always try to do around the holidays is to have the children attend one of the many arts and crafts events around the area. The goal is two-fold. The kids get to create something and then give it to someone as a Christmas gift. The weekend in Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Business Chamber is sponsoring its second annual North Country Christmas. The activities range from   Kids Holiday Craft Day at Glens Falls National Ban k to the ability to drop your small ones off to do some craft while you shop ($5) at All Bout Critters.

Saranac Lake Home For the Holidays December Schedule (2011)

Saranac Lake's 2nd annual Home For The Holidays is a weekend full of activities from marshmallow roasts, children's crafts, movies, Breakfast with Santa, snowman building contest and more. Enjoy this time to walk the streets of Saranac Lake, peek around and enjoy some family time!  

Christmas in Warrensburgh Schedule of Events December 2-4, 2011

Christmas in Warrensburgh  (full schedule below) Readings and Book Signings  Friday, December 2, 7 p.m. FREE "Season's Readings" at Willows Bistro .  Adirondack Center for Writing and Fiction Among Friends collaborate with Christmas in Warrensburgh to host this event at Willow's Bistro, 3749 Main St.  Area writers present readings from their works. Featured ACW reader, Mary Sanders Shartle reading from  Winterberry, Pine  and her new novel,  The Hermit.  Also reading, Mason Smith ( Towards Polaris , and  Florida) ; Doug Deneen and Bibi Wein. . Refreshments are available. 504-4344 Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book Signings by Adirondack Authors at Willows Bistro.  Fiction Among Friends and Willows Bistro combine forces to host seven area authors offering perfect holiday gifts. Stop in for a visit. 10:00 - Pat Leonard; 11:00 - Mary Sanders Shartle; noon Amanda Shaffer and Meghan Lemery 1:00 - Joseph C. Parker; 2:00 - Diane Chase (wit

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The New York Sun's newsman Francis Pharcellus Church's response to then eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.  Is There A Santa Claus?   "We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of THE SUN: DEAR EDITOR:  I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? VIRGINIA O'HANLON. 115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.  

Christmas in Warrensburg: Join Adirondack Family Time for book signing

Join Adirondack Family Time author Diane Chase and Adirondack Outdoor Expeditions, LLC guide Tyler Chase for a book signing and knot tying activity at Willows Bistro , 3749 Main Street in Warrensburg on December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Part of Christmas in Warrensburg , Willows Bistro and Fiction Among Friends  with Persis Granger will present a variety of authors to round out your gift list.

Easy Short Adirondack Hikes f: Ticonderoga's Cook Mountain trail map (Lake George)

Cook Mountain  Distance 1.3 miles one way Ascent 895' From the summit of Cook Mountain, you can enjoy an expansive view of northern Lake George The Cook Mountain Preserve was established in 1990 through the generous donation of 176 acres by Donald and Marjorie Delano, George’s grandchildren. In 1995, the Cook Mountain Preserve was expanded by an 18-acre parcel donated by Dr. and Mrs. George Boyle. Directions:   At the monument/traffic circle (Moses Circle) in Ticonderoga, head straight (south) on Lord Howe St. for 0.75 miles to a “T” intersection with Alexandria Street (County Route 5). Turn left and then immediately right onto Baldwin Road. Proceed south on Baldwin for 1.5 miles to the 192-acre Cook Mountain Preserve. Park to the right. © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley whi