Warrensburg area residents are encouraged to submit their doll houses or “room boxes” for consideration for the upcoming holiday exhibit at the Warrensburgh Historical Museum. The juried exhibit will run from December 7 through January 15.
Due to varied doll house sizes and museum space considerations at the museum, the number accepted will be limited.
Submission applications must be received by Nov. 1. Such forms may be obtained at the Museum or at the Warrensburg Town Hall, or by phoning the exhibit’s curator, Delbert Chambers, at 623-3514. At least one good photograph of the doll house or room box should be included with the form. Forms and photos may be sent to the Society, P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885, delivered to the Museum (see below) or submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptance will be based on age, uniqueness, quality, furnishings, whether it is hand-made or factory produced, and its historic importance.
The Museum will arrange for pick-up and return of the selected items, if desired. All entries will be returned following the close of the show on Jan. 15. For details, call Chambers at 623-3514 or museum director Steve Parisi, at 623-2207.
Graveyard Walks, Dinner with Dead set
The Warrensburgh Historical Society is holding its 13th annual series of Graveyard Walks and Dinner With the Dead featuring actors and history enthusiasts portraying noted townspeople from past eras who are buried in the 160-year-old Warrensburg Cemetery.
To be portrayed are people from before Warrensburg became a town to a time when a Warrensburg aviator became world famous. All to be brought to life by local amateur actors are: a member of family who came here before William Bond who was supposedly the first settler, a woman who hosted the first town meeting, a woman who left a great gift to Warrensburg, a man who left town at an early age but left a legacy that stands today, and a man who helped found the Presbyterian Church.
The two walks will be conducted at Warrensburg Cemetery — the first will be held Friday, Oct. 18 followed by a gourmet dessert buffet at the Cornerstone Victorian Bed & Breakfast, 3921 Main St. The price of this event is $13. The second walk will be held Friday, Oct. 25 and it includes homemade desserts at the Warrensburg Senior Center. The price for this event is $8 per person. Both walks begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Tickets for either walk are available starting Oct. 1 from Marilyn Hayes at 623-3436. These walks are popular and space is limited.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, a full course “Dinner with the Dead” will be served at Lizzie Keays Restaurant, 89 River St. in Warrensburg. The price, including tax and tip is $35. Dinner choices are Prime Rib, Seafood Sampler or Grilled Chicken Parmesan. Space is limited. For tickets, contact Sandi Parisi at 623-2207. Cash or Checks payable to Warrensburgh Historical Society must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The Graveyard Walks and Dinner have been sponsored by the Warrensburgh Historical Society since 2001, with sold-out audiences every year. The public is encouraged to make their reservations early, as space is limited.
34th annual World’s Largest Garage Sale
Plans are moving forward for the World’s Largest Garage Sale, to take place the weekend of Oct. 5 and 6.
People throughout town are getting household goods ready for their private sales, and vendors are still signing up. This event, which has earned a spot in Guinness Book of Records, is likely to be a as large as ever in 2013, its 34th annual edition.
Vendor spaces are still available. For details, call the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, the event’s sponsor, at 623-2161.
Teenagers are invited to apply with the chamber to either work for a food vendor for pay, or as a volunteer to help usher vendors to their spaces on Friday. Work can be as short in duration as a few hours. Those interested are asked to contact Nancy or Lynn at 623-2161.
Authors to sign books at great sale
Two authors from Saranac Lake who have published books on meeting challenges in their lives will be meeting readers and signing their books during the World’s Largest Garage Sale weekend. Michael Northrup and Yvona Fast will have a table set up for this purpose at 118 Jenni Jill Drive Saturday Oct. 5 and Sunday Oct. 6.
Northrop acquired a Traumatic Brain Injury at age 10 which compromised his short-term memory. Then at age 30, a cerebral aneurysm almost took his life. He has published two books, one on how the health care system needs to better support people with disabilities, and the other focusing on how he endured and overcame his medical challenges. Northrup is the partner of Cheryl Nissen, formerly of Warrensburg.
Author Yvona Fast, who also has dealt with physiological challenges, will be offering two books, one is a career guide for individuals with Asperger Syndrome or non-verbal learning disabilities, and the second is a guide of how to create nutritious meals using seasonal, local produce. For details, contact the authors at: email@example.com or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Heart craft fair approaching
On Saturday Oct. 12 during Columbus Day weekend, Sacred Heart Church in Lake George will hold its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of vendors are expected to participate in the sale in the yard of the church, located at 50 Mohican St.
In addition to a wide array of crafts, the sale is to feature fresh-picked apples, home-baked pies, potted chrysanthemums, and a raffle.
Politicians hold forum on Lyme Disease
State legislators Assemblyman Dan Stec and Senator Betty Little are hosting a forum on Lyme Disease from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 at Crandall Library, and the public is urged to participate. Stec and Little are to be joined by U.S. Rep. Bill Owens and Assemblyman Tony Jordan in the event, which is to examine the latest treatment regimens as well as new information about Lyme Disease and other tick-borne afflictions.
A scientist from Trudeau Institute who has conducted research into tick-borne diseases and Dr. Ronald Stram of Delmar, experienced in treating Lyme, are among the experts on the panel, Little aide Dan Mac Entee said.
“This is likely to be cutting edge presentation,” he said. The forum is to be held in the library’s community room.