Have you ever felt anonymous in Plattsburgh? If so, stop by Free Advice any Wednesday evening at The Champlain Wine Company; walk around our thriving downtown on a warm summer evening or get out to the Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning. Meet with friends and enjoy meaningful, fun conversation. Making an afternoon or evening out in downtown Plattsburgh can be just the way to renew and reconnect with old or new friends. City Hall Place, Durkee Street and Margaret Street certainly are buzzing with summer fun. Great restaurants, a renovated theatre, and unique shops make downtown Plattsburgh a city on the rise.
Even adults can benefit from a refresher course in “how to meet people 101.” Plattsburgh is an interesting sized city - we can see people “out of context” and yet know there is some connection we cannot quite remember. A bit of FREE ADVICE - if “you know someone, but don’t know from where”, simply re-introduce yourself by saying, “good to see you, I’m….and I am at a bit of a loss for your name”…they will thank you and tell you who they are! And they’ll appreciate the effort and sincere attempt at connecting.
JODY and JACK HELFGOTT were out recently enjoying downtown Plattsburgh. With kids at camp, they were celebrating a momentary empty nest at The Pepper! JODY is a friendly face from the Plattsburgh Public Library and she said the “hottest” things happening at PPL this summer are the summer reading program (never too late to bring your kids) and e-books…you can get them through your library card! JACK, owner of YIPES STRIPES, said business is booming for car wraps, (car window advertising for your business!), and tinted windows. Those are two “hot” pieces of advice that can make you smarter and better looking.
Spontaneously popping in for a quick wine tasting, MARY BETH and CASSIDY CLARK told us they’d make this a regular stop when they come out for dinner.
Another fun loving group; KIM BRESETTE, TRACY FASKING, and ANNE WALING, shared advice on dating in Plattsburgh and how to work through awkward situations. Get a few women together on a mission to improve the over 40 dating scene…and presto, an event is born:
OVER 40 SINGLES WINE TASTING at the Champlain Wine Company Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
A great place to meet interesting and community-minded singles in our area. Bring a friend and welcome new possibilities.
ANNE WALING, a writer for Strictly Food for Thought and Strictly Business, was tasting, comparing and writing about wines for an upcoming Adirondack Wine Tour on Aug. 10. Anne is a great cook and food lover; check out her monthly columns and consider adding the ADK WINE TOUR to your summer plans. COLIN READ has recently installed a Sonoma Wine Keeper, keeping their wines at the perfect red (50 degrees) and white (60 degrees) temps.
While we North Country folk often travel to Burlington, Albany, Montreal, or Cyberspace to shop, we offer more FREE ADVICE, great and affordable fashion can be found in the boutiques of downtown. CACHE ELEGANT recently hosted a fashion show of new and vintage pieces now available for purchase. An eclectic crowd gathered for the standing room only runway event. Be sure to watch for the ‘to be announced’ date for the Fall Fashion Preview at CACHE ELEGANT. For a comfortable, stylish, and funky shoe, a trip to URBAN SOLES is a must on any fashionista’s To Do List.
Speaking of great shoes, we saw Courtney Chandler walking through downtown Plattsburgh, rocking a great outfit! Although she was off to a meeting, she stopped by for a quick chat as we complimented the shoes! Her response, “they are Crocs!” Our response, “no one would ever know” and our advice, fashion can be comfortable!
A final note about the hidden treasures of downtown Plattsburgh, BLUE COLLAR BISTRO at the PLATTSBURGH FARMER’S MARKET is a gem. CINDY SNOW and team create delicious meals from local foods found at the Market and area farms. The Saturday Menu often includes a vegetable quiche made with farm fresh eggs, homemade soup and sandwiches that include local cheese and those just ripe tomatoes we all dream about in February.
If you haven’t embraced summer, get going and don’t blink…it’ll be gone before we truly appreciate it!
A FREE ADVICE NIGHT reminder; every WEDNESDAY from 5:30 to 7.