Youth cheerleading launched
The Warrensburg Youth Football League is now seeking children in grades 3 through 6 who are interested in cheerleading for a series of seven games in September and October, home and away at various sites.
Those interested in enlivening the Youth Football games — which include participants from grades 1 through 6 — are urged to contact Diane Angell at 623-3342 or Cindy Altman at 623-3497.
Area railroad history is talk’s topic
Michael Kudish will give a talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 pm. detailing railroad history of the Lake George area.
The free lecture will be held at the Adirondack Mountain Club headquarters at the intersection of Luzerne and Goggins roads, just off I-87 Northway Exit 21.
This area once had a diversity of electric, steam, diesel, and cable-powered rail lines. A Professor Emeritus of Forestry at Paul Smith’s College, Kudish is the author of the series “Mountain Railroads of New York State.” Reservations are not required, but attendees are asked to call ahead at 668-4447.
Readings this week at Willows
Readings by noted area authors will occur Thursday, Aug. 11 at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. in Warrensburg. 7 p.m.
Beginning at 7 p.m., among the writers featured will be Jan Nickerson with her memoir and poetry, Billy Neary with his fiction,Mary Paladin reading from her novel-in-progress, and Perky Granger with her memoir and essays that explore humorous aspects of human nature.
Those who wish to order food are encouraged to come early. Admission is free. Watercolors of Evelyn Lucas are on display at the venue. For details, call: 623-9305.
Countryside’s sale a hit
A good number of people visited the first-ever Garage Sale event this past weekend at Countryside Adult Home — and those organizing the event said afterwards they were happy with the turnout.
Residents and staff at home would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who stopped by the sale, donated goods for the event, or helped with preparations.
The staff and residents also express deep appreciation to all those in Warren County that signed the petitions now circulating that request that the home stays open and continues to receive support from Warren County.
Barbecue and microbrew event
A summer barbecue and microbrew sampling event is scheduled for Aug. 21 at Hickory Ski Center, off Rte. 418 in Warrensburg.
The event is planned for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Local people are overjoyed about the newly-revived ski center that offers an experience of traditional skiing as well as a friendly family atmosphere.
Also, hickory has been innovative in offering a variety of off-season events that have been bringing community residents together for a good time, for which many in the area are thankful.
Perform before thousands!
Those who have talent and would like to share it with the public are invited to perform at the annual World’s Largest Garage Sale, planned for the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2. Performers are urged to sign up soon, so the event’s sponsor, the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, can line up their roster of entertainers.
While the Chamber does not pay performers for the Garage Sale event, entertainers booked by the Chamber can set out a donation can and sell CDs if they wish at the performance stage, the historic Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand.
The sale which annually attracts 70,000 or more to town over two days in the fall. Musicians and entertainers seeking to perform, call Kelly at 623-2161.
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