Photos needed of Stewart's store, Morehouse
Does anyone have photographs of the old Stewart's Shop when it was located in the building on Main St. now housing Willows Bistro?
Kathy Quintal is seeking historic photos of Stewart's at its former location, and ones that include former 30-year manager, the late Max Morehouse.
These photos include ones that depict some of the promotions Stewart's conducted, including ones of children with Perky the Lamb, Stewart's mascot during the 1960s or so.
Quintal plans to have copies of photographs she locates hung on the wall of the new Stewart's Shop, scheduled to open this week on Stewart Farrar Ave.
Quintal is also seeking to have recognition brought to Max Morehouse, and have at least a casual dedication of the new building in his honor.
Readers with historic Stewart's photographs are urged to contact Quintal at 623-9429.
WCS Dance Marathon plans progressing
Warrensburg High School students are continuing to develop plans for their Marathon Dance fundraiser modeled after the renowned South Glens Falls Marathon Dance that's raised millions of dollars for various charities.
A core group of 10 adults and 12 students, primarily from the WCS Junior class, have been meeting regularly to sponsor a charity dance. Expectations are circulating that about 400 to 500 students from both Warrensburg Jr.-Sr. High School and neighboring schools will participate.
All area students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to participate, and each student must obtain a $25 in donation from one or more sponsors.
The South Glens Falls Marathon Dance, thriving since the 1970s, raised $283,407 in 2010 alone for charity.
Unlike this marathon which extends over two days, the Warrensburg marathon dance will likely be limited to 12 hours, extending from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Some of the proceeds of the dance will go towards helping out various families in need, perhaps those with a family member enduring a life-threatening illness.
The WCS students have talked about donating the proceeds to such charities as High Peaks Hospice, North Country Ministry, or House of Grace.
A food drive will also be held in conjunction with the event. Anyone who wishes to watch the marathon may do so in a portion of the marathon hosting spectators - between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.. Spectators will be asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items to be distributed to local food pantries.
during this portion of the event, gift baskets will be raffled, and proceeds will go to the Junior class and the school's good-conduct PRIDE program.
Entertainment for the event is to be provided by WZRT-FM 97.1 radio station, and to feature music provided by Chip Aldrich of Johnsburg, of After-Fx deejay service.
Participants will be eligible to win prizes based on the amount of donations they collect. Those local businesses or community members who wish to donate can contact Darlene Gordon at Warrensburg Central School. Gift certificates can be sent directly to: Warrensburg High School, 103 Schroon River Road, Warrensburg NY 12885
Those with questions or seeking to donate, call Terry Leguire at 623-9778.
Stony Creek Library board meets, all invited
The Stony Creek Library Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month. The general public, and all those interested in library activities - or in serving on the Library board - are invited to attend.
Massage and Body Boutique to open
A new massage therapy studio will soon open in the River Street Plaza in Warrensburg. The facility is located upstairs in the main building next to the River Street Plaza Hair Salon.
Launching this new enterprise, named Massage & Body Boutique, are Karen Belsteadt and Carl Duell, who were recently certified as massage therapists.
They plan to offer Swedish massages, myofascial massage and other soft-tissue therapies and therapeutic massages as well as couple massages.
The studio, with its subtle warm colors and Adirondack decor, is inviting. Gift certificates are available for holiday giving. Call (315) 717-5725 for details.
First Presbyterian to host 'Christmas Carol'
All are invited to attend several Christmas-themed events at First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg.
On Saturday, Dec. 11, the church will host Rev. Tim Coombs in a one-person presentation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available beforehand. The church is located at 3 Stewart Farrar Ave.
A Christmas program including carol singing and a holiday youth drama will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 12, during the 10 a.m. worship service at the church. The church choir will lead the congregation in Christmas carols, while the youth of the assembly will provide the acting.
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Kane to conduct writing workshop
WARRENSBURG - Jessica Smith of Brant Lake - author, playwright, artist spoken-word performer, and singer - will be conducting a writing workshop in January.
The goal of the workshop is to complete a short essay or a short story, and then record it as an audio piece, Kane noted this week.
The writing workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays: Jan. 15, 22, and 29 at Willows Bistro in Warrensburg. The class sessions break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
After these three sessions, once everyone's pieces are complete, we will arrange the recording sessions on a one-by-one basis.The fee for this course is $200, which includes the recording session. Class is limited to six participants. RSVP by December 15.
Kane's off-kilter humor is threaded through her work, whether it's her nouveau-country singing, her idiosyncratic narratives and poetry, or her eccentric sculptures.
Reviewers have praised her writing, noting that her keen observation transforms the mundane world into a compelling new light.
Kane has been published in Prevention Magazine, Carbon 14 and El Petit Journal. In 2008, she wrote a series of weekly personality profiles for the Adirondack Journal.