Showing posts from September 9, 2012

Queensbury Kids' Exchange Fall/Winter Consignment Sale

We are always looking for used sporting goods and good quality consignment clothes for my growing children. If you know of other big consignment events, please let me know! 2012 Fall/Winter Sale: 2012 Fall/Winter Consignment Sale at the Adirondack Sports Complex 326 Sherman Avenue in Queensbury, just off Exit 18 of I-87. Cash only for purchases.  SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Sale Open To The Public 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sale Closed 1:30 p.m. -3 p.m. H ALF-PRICE SALE Open To The Public Looking for new, like-new and gently used children's items at bargain prices? Find thousands of items of the highest quality and best brands all under one roof. Maternity  Brand-name Baby & kids' clothing, sizes 0-12 Toys Books Games and Puzzles Baby Gear and Furniture DVDs Computer Games Bikes, Trikes and  Ride-Ons Jungle-gyms and Playhouses Sports Gear  Room Decor  much more! 

Remembering 9/11

According to the 9/11 Manhattan boat lift. (Narrated by Tom Hanks) "500,000 people evacuated in 9 hours. When the people fleeing the collapse hit the seawall, the men and women who work the water saw their fellow Americans in need and came full throttle.   They came on their own, they organized on their own and they achieved on their own. The largest sea evacuation in history - larger than the evacuation (339,000) at Dunkirk in WWII which took 9 days. These boats evacuated a half a million people in less than 9 hours." Remembering 9/11/01 New York magazine created this encyclopedia giving the following list of September 11  by numbers.  It is a visual way to show your children how the 9/11 attacks and the fall of the Twin Towers in New York City created such devastation.  Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02):  2,819 Number of firefighters and paramedics killed:  343 Number of NYPD officers:  23 Number of Port Authority police

Long Lake: Dinner and Walk At John Dillon Park

By Diane Chase Last year my family and I attended the first annual John Dillon Park progressive dinner and walk. We had been under the impression that John Dillon Park was only available to people with disabilities. We were incorrect. The fully accessible campground is available to everyone, but manageable for someone with a disability.  This year the event takes place Sunday, September 16 from 3:30-6:30 pm. A parking attendant gestures us to a field cleared for temporary parking. A Paul Smith’s College bus picks us up and transports us to the welcome center and 1 st  station. There were five different stations spread out through the various campground lean-tos. My family grabs a drink at the first station and hits the trail. The paths are wide and lined with pea gravel. Some guests are in wheelchairs and easily maneuver through any obstacles. Others push strollers or walk the easily accessible trails. Signs help the flow of traffic to the next station.