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Dreading Holiday Spending: 10 Tips to Avoid Debt It's Black Friday and your head's pounding, your hands are sweaty and you've got a bad case of the chills. No, you don't have the flu. What you've got is a case of holiday debt anxiety. The parties, gift shopping and entertainment can take a heavy toll on your cash flow, your credit cards and leave you with the fear that you're not going to see financial solvency anytime soon. If you've been hurt by the economy – and who hasn't? – resolve now not to go into debt for your holiday gifts, whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or the New Year. As of this week, just 30 shopping days remain until Christmas, and Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union has smart planning tips to help you avoid holiday debt by budgeting and saving. 1. Budget. First and foremost, create a holiday budget. Calculate the amount available to spend on all your holiday festivities, including: everyone you'll give a gift to, cards and postage, decorations, entertaining, year-end tips for service providers, donations, and travel costs. 2. Use cash or a debit card. Studies have found that people spend around 15 percent more on purchases paid with a credit card. For individuals whose holiday spending plans come close to last year's average planned spending of $830, not using credit could reduce that by $125. 3. Open a Christmas club savings account. Put money in it each week or pay-period, and near the end of the year, the credit union sends you a check with a little interest on top. To get an idea of how much you'll need to save, look at how much you spent this

Christmas and divide the amount by 52 - that's how much you'll need to put aside every week. 4. Get Creative. Write and illustrate a homemade story featuring your child as the main character. Or put together a scrapbook of memories through the years. 5. Get gifts together. For recipients like teachers, bosses and coaches, arrange to give a group gift. By pitching in, a group can offer a quality thank-you gift and save around $15 per person. 6. Don't buy for yourself. Last year, shoppers reported that they took advantage of holiday sales and spent an average of $120 on themselves. Resist the temptation. 7. Get Thrifty. Garage sale or thrift store items that cost next to nothing provide an opportunity for truly unique gifts. An old satin prom dress for example with some batting can be used to recover old picture frames in an elegant way. 8. Give practical gifts or offer to do things for each other. If you're a computer genius, offer your skills to friends and family members when they need assistance, offering to baby-sit may be priceless to parents that you know. 9. Spread out your debt with a low-rate holiday loan. Similar to the budget plan with your electric company, you may spread your holiday spending over 12 months of payments, often with lower rates than credit cards. 10. Return Items. It's not too late to bring back purchases that put you over budget. Or items that you receive for that matter that just don't fit your lifestyle. Remember the reason for the season, and let these tips begin your planning for a financially healthy holiday and a prosperous new year.


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Holiday lighting in Shepard Park in Lake George, shown during a recent year’s tree lighting ceremony, gives the village a warm ambiance despite wintry weather. Photo by Deb McKinney

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‘Hometown Holiday’ in Glens Falls features artwork, crafts, shopping, performing arts GLENS FALLS — During the holiday season, Glens Falls is transformed into a place that evokes thoughts of bygone holidays, Norman Rockwell style. Downtown is full of the holiday cheer and energy in December, as almost nightly a variety of events have been planned. Besides a variety of traditional holiday performances at the Charles R. Wood Theater, various stores and galleries downtown will be hosting an array of events in the city's annual Hometown Holiday celebration. The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s Lapham Gallery will be holding their annual Holiday Showcase, featuring fine art and craft works, from over 50 artisans. Selections include handcrafted jewelry, art, ceramics, specialty food, and home accessories for the discerning. Nov. 27 through 29, the holiday season kicks off with the annual North Country Festival of Trees, renowned throughout the state, at the Queensbury Hotel. The event is a spectacular Christmas wonderland. It not only features 100 or more decorated Christmas trees, but it includes gingerbread houses, arts & crafts, holiday boutique with handmade items, activities, games, children’s crafts, and breakfast with Santa. That same weekend, plus Dec. 12 and 13, the unique Shirt Factory Artists Studios are holding their annual open house events. Wander through the old shirt factory, converted into a mecca for working artists. Chat with the artists as you review their work,

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Hometown Holiday From page 5 Adirondack Repertory Dance Theater, in their Yuletide Gathering performances at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Charles R. Wood Theater downtown. Also, the youthful dancers of the Adirondack Ballet Theater will be performing The Nutcracker at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday Dec 12 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 13. Due to sell-out performances, they added one more performance this year. Sunday Dec. 6 brings the ever-popular holiday concert of the Glens Falls Symphony, with a children’s choir, beginning their joint performance at 4 p.m. at Glens Falls High School. The concert, featuring Irish Tenor Emmanuel Lawler, is titled “A Celtic Christmas.” Also on Dec. 6 is the annual holiday performance of the Glens Falls Figure Skating Club at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The event includes a family skating party. Tuesday Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Adirondack Voices and Lake George Community Band will perform their holiday concert at Christ Church Methodist on Bay St. During the holiday season, the Charles R. Wood Theater will be hosting a variety of special events and concerts, including performances by local piano stylist Tony DeSare, who’s achieved national acclaim, and Santa’s List, a family holiday play, and “White Christmas,” a drama by St. Mary's-St. Alphonsus Players. The Lake George Community Band offers its annual concert5 at the Wood Theater Thursday Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. For details on these and other events, see our Holiday calendar elsewhere in this publication.

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Tradition prevails at Christmas in Warrensburg’s various events WARRENSBURG — The annual Christmas in Warrensburgh celebration embraces traditional values as well as a weekend full of fun activities for all ages. This year ’s event, set for Saturday and Sunday Dec. 5 and 6, marks its 21st year of celebrating the holidays with such offerings as craft demonstrations and sales, caroling, church bazaars, children’s activities, traditional acoustic music, gift shopping, and profound hospitality throughout the community. Event founder Teresa Whalen said it’s been heartwarming to be involved with the event for more than two decades, watching the sparkle in children’s eyes and the beaming expressions on adults’ faces as they participate in the holiday fun. “This long-standing tradition brings our community, young and old alike, together during this festive season for spiritual and cultural enrichment,” she said. “It’s so good to see the joyful spir- Richie & Elaine Henzler & Friends of Courtly Music play Medieval recorder music during a it of the event passed on, generation to genera- 2007 holiday home tour in Warrensburg. The Henzlers and their groups are featured in several concerts during the upcoming 2009 Christmas in Warrensburgh festival. tion.” Photo by John Franchini

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Saturday Dec. 5, Events & Activities • The holiday celebrations are held throughout town, but the Warrensburg Town Hall, turned into “Toyland” for Saturday, is a main focus for children’s activities. Here, children will be making gingerbread houses, ornaments and other crafts including wooden toys, and Santa will be visiting with live reindeer, giving rides for children in a cart. There will be bake sales and food concessions. and some holiday-inspired facepainting, as well as holiday

Winning first place in the 2007 regional Festival of Trees competition was the Moulin Rouge Tree designed by John Cleveland of Aloha Florist, Warrensburg. Aloha Florist will be offering decorating tips during an open house Friday and Saturday during the 2009 Christmas in Warrensburgh festival. Photo by John Franchini


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During a recent Christmas in Warrensburgh, a boy examines the gingerbread house he created at the Warrensburg Town Hall, transformed into ‘Toyland’ for a day for the Christmas in Warrensburgh fest. Photo by John Franchini

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Warrensburg From page 11 Chaffee Frank (at Miller Art ). • A puppet workshop, with stories and music by Chip Beers, will be held from 10 a.m. - noon at Richards Library. • Acoustic recorder music from a bygone era will be performed at the Coffee Room cafe on lower Main St. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., featuring Elaine and Richie Hensler and friends. • Open Houses at various local businesses including Adirondack Rustic Interiors, Aloha Florist, Miller Art & Frame and Riverside Gallery. • Children’s play table featuring historical landmarks, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. Also at the museum, signing of “Around Warrensburg” books by local historian John Hastings. The museum is just north of Potter ’s Diner on Main St., entrance is in the rear. • Children’s Holiday Shop, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. at Riverside

Children are captivated by the stories, songs and puppetry during a presentation by Chip Beers at Richards Library for a recent Christmas in Warrensburg. Beers returns to the fest at 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 6. Photo by John Franchini



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Relaxed upscale shopping, holiday celebration set for Bolton Landing Lakeside ambiance is unmatched BOLTON LANDING — Visitors during the summer are very aware of the remarkable ambiance of Bolton Landing, with its charming small-town streetscape set beside shimmering Lake George. But visitors during the holiday season have discovered another delight — strolling along the sidewalks of this picturesque lakeside resort town, gazing at the opulent holiday lights adorning the galleries and boutiques, while enjoying some serious holiday shopping. The weekend of Dec. 5 and 6, this experience is a reality, with complimentary refreshments at many of the stores that feature a wide variety of gifts for discerning individuals.


Saturday and Sunday also feature a holiday art show in the Bolton Town Hall,where local artists display and show their works from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The weekend is capped off with a hometown holiday celebration Sunday afternoon that is sure to delight folks of all ages. Sunday’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. includes hayrides, refreshments and socializing. Christmas caroling begins at about 3:45 p.m., followed by tree lighting ceremonies at 4 p.m. Santa arrives, bearing Christmas gifts for the children attending. “This celebration is just beautiful, with the festive decorations through town,” said Elaine Chiovarou-Brown of the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce. “Both adults and kids have lots of fun.”

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From page 13 of Santa, caroling, music, hot chocolate and cookies. The event features music by the Warrensburg High School Holiday Band. • In the United Methodist Church Saturday at 7 p.m., the group Hearts in Harmony will perform religious music. • At St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church at 7 p.m., the Christmas Cantata “Mary Danced” by the Adirondack Recorder Band directed by Richie & Elaine Henzler of Courtly Music. • Christmas Country Karaoke, 7 p.m. at Ashe’s Hotel, a favorite local tavern. • Holiday Dinner specials offered at local restaurants

• Holiday craft fair at Echo Lake Lodge, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of artisans and crafters demonstrating and displaying their wares. • Breakfast with Santa, Luck-e Star Cafe, upper Main St., 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • Holiday Decorating Tips and Refreshments, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Aloha Florist, Main St. Christmas in Warrensburgh Founder Teresa Whalen said she was excited about the celebration’s 20th anniversary. “This event is for families and children — a time for our community to get together and share the holiday spirit,” she said. “It’s been 20 years of music, magic and memories.”

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At a recent Christmas in Warrensburgh fest, children frolic during a concert of the Warrensburg High School Holiday Band. The group is set to perform at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 5 in the town hall for the annual community celebration. Photo by John Franchini

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Posh Christmas Decorations on a Pauper’s Budget As fun as it is to get your home into the holiday spirit, it can be a pretty expensive process. Don’t think that you need to spend a lot of money to create an elegant and festive holiday mood. The holidays have the tendency to lift spirits by invigorating the senses. Here are some rich yet inexpensive holiday decorating tips that will leave your home your home feeling cheery, bright and sparkly. • Festive Smells: The scent of fresh-baked goods filling the house. Since most people can’t spend all day baking, you need to think of other ways to bring a fresh, holiday scent into the room. Scented candles, available in all different sizes, shapes and colors are a very festive addition to the home. Pick up a couple of inex-


pensive scented votive candles or tea lights and let the scent fill the air. For a longer-lasting scent, consider purchasing a jar or pillar candle. While these do cost more, they last a lot longer. You can find some nice scented candles at your local dollar store or drug store. Popular holiday scents include apples & cinnamon, pine, vanilla, gingerbread, peppermint and clove. You can also make your own homemade potpourri! A great trick is to take some dried flowers, a half stick of cinnamon and wrap it all up in some mesh cloth. Tie it with a festive ribbon and there you go! You can make a couple of sachets and use them as tree ornaments or elsewhere in your home. Another great idea if you have a Christmas tree is to spray the tree with men’s cologne. Pine cones basted with pine oil is also a great seasonal scent to consider. A bowl full of lightly-scented pine cones also makes a very elegant centerpiece. • Festive Sounds: While Christmas music is perfectly acceptable, if you are having a non-denominational holiday celebration, consider playing some soft classical music or jazz. Good music, no matter what kind, will get people into the celebratory spirit, no matter what religion they are. By choosing classical music or jazz, you add an air of sophistication and style to your home. It’s also a good idea to keep the volume low so you don’t have to shout. Don’t think that you need to have guests in order to play holiday music! You’ll find yourself in a generally better mood and be more inspired to clean and decorate your home for the holidays if you have some upbeat, cheerful music playing in the background. • Festive Tastes: Delicious baked goods have the tendency to lift anyone’s spirit. If you have guests coming over, it’s a good idea to have some Christmas cookies and other holiday treats to satisfy their taste buds. You don’t have to go overboard but there are plenty of easy to make cookie recipes out there for you to try. Mak-

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ing a homemade gingerbread house is something fun that the whole family can participate in. Not only does it make a great table centerpiece but decorating the gingerbread house is a great family activity! You can also make a pretty classy gingerbread house for very little money! Just use graham crackers, frosting, cookies and candies and you have a gingerbread house on a budget! In general baking and other kitchen-centered projects are a great way to get the kids in a holiday mood. • Festive Sights: Making Christmas decorations is probably one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Not only do you get to exercise the creative part of your brain, but it really helps you get into the holiday spirit! There are plenty of ways that you can create an elegant holiday decor for your home without spending tons of money. You can make your own garlands out of felt scraps, for instance. Cut out holiday shapes out of felt and string them together with wire, or even floss. String these up and down banisters and across your mantel. Make some stylish ornaments for your tree by tying a lovely ribbon around a pine cone. You can dip half of the cone in some white craft paint to make it look snow-covered. Dip it in gold paint for a more elegant look. Once you are done with your holiday baking, you can hang your holiday cookie cutters with some red ribbon. By using a hole punch on some of your left over wrapping paper scraps, you can create some festive holiday confetti. Sprinkle it on tables, countertops, and mantle or even at the base of your tree. Make a candle holder out of a cleaned out mayonnaise jar by tying a ribbon around the neck of the jar. Now drop a tea light in the jar, nestling it in peppermints or nuts and you have a beautiful holiday luminary! You clearly don’t have to spend a lot in order to set a holiday mood with your decor. Just by using what you have around the house, you can create an elegant and stylish holiday setting. Get the whole family involved in the decorating process for even more fun and inspiring results.

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2009 Home For The Holidays - 19 Children’s Christmas Party. Photos with Santa will be available, and children are sure to enjoy games, refreshments, gifts and activities including singing Christmas carols beside the town Christmas tree. In Chestertown, that same warm spirit is shared Saturday Dec. 5, as children gather at 9:45 a.m. at the Chester Municipal Center on Main St. to welcome Santa Claus who will be arriving via a fire truck, bearing gifts for all the children. He’ll hold court in the town courtroom as children share their holiday wishes. Activities are to include photographs with Santa provided by the Chestertown Rotary Club, and horse-drawn hayrides from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A gingerbread house workshop will be held 9:30 a.m. at the Chester Library in the town Municipal Center, but folks should register by calling 4945384. The Chester-Horicon Youth Commission is offering a cookie-decorating workshop there simultaneously.


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Celebrations From page 19 In Brant Lake, local folks remember their departed loved ones in the Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony, to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday Nov. 29 at the Brant Lake Firehouse. Sponsored by the Horicon Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, the event includes not only placing memorial decorations on the town Christmas tree, but refreshments and socializing. For memorial ornaments, call 494-3357 or 494-2366. Another treasured hometown tradition occurs on Saturday Dec. 12 in Warrensburg when Santa arrives at Warrensburg Firehouse on Elm St. Santa rolls in at noon with gift bags of cand and listens to Christmas wishes until 2 p.m. The event includes free pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. More details on these events will be in an upcoming edition of the Adirondack Journal.

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“Lights On” slated in Johnsburg JOHNSBURG — Both the holidays and winter ski season are right around the corner and a sure sign of the time is Johnsburg’s annual month-long celebration, “Lights On.” Over the past 20 years, residents and businesses across Johnsburg communities have come together each year to create a town-wide celebration of winter and the lively atmosphere it brings to the surrounding areas. The tolling of the Methodist Church Carillon will kick-off the events of “Lights On” during the first weekend in December.

On Friday, Dec. 4 the ceremonious lighting of the community Christmas tree will take place at dusk. The evening will also be highlighted by a candle light service dedicated to service people lead by Pastor Wayne Schoonmaker and caroling lead by Denise and Frank Conti. Children can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy hot cider and goodies at the Owens House after the lighting. New art work will be displayed from the World Awareness Children’s Museum


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located in Glens Falls entitled “Winter Celebrations & Fun,” which depicts scenes of holiday celebrations and winter scenes drawn by children from around the world. Restaurants will be featuring “Lights On” dinner specials following the tree lighting. The Millennium Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center followed by the presentation of an Adirondack version of “A Christmas Carol.” The “Lights On” Christmas parade will take place the afternoon of Dec. 5 from the North Creek Firehouse to the Tri-County Nursing Home. Groups and organizations are encouraged to start planning their floats early. Businesses on Main Street will offer refreshments to all parade participants following the parade. Also following the parade will be a holiday story-time. The Owens House will host refreshments and a reading of the Polar Express Story. All children, young and old, are welcomed to attend. Don’t forget to stop by Johnsburg for “Lights On!”

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A “Made in the Adirondacks” Christmas in Indian Lake INDIAN LAKE — The twelfth annual Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour (CCT) will bring the holiday spirit to Indian Lake the weekend of Nov. 27. This year ’s theme embraces the location of the event and is called “Made in the Adirondacks.” This theme has attracted more than 60 local and regional artisans and crafters who will showcase their work during the CCT. Sales will take place in the homes of artisans as well as throughout the town. In addition to shopping, those who attend are invited to see and learn, first-hand, how “Made in the Adirondacks” items are hand crafted. The CCT also offers opportunities to make hand-crafted treasures by attending hands-on classes and workshops. Workshops will be available for children to create their own holiday gifts and there will be opportunities for photos with Father Christmas. Workshop donations are forwarded to the Hamilton County Community Action Agency Children’s Gift Fund. Children activities will also feature Willemson’s model train exhibit and demonstration. The world premiere of “An Adirondack Christmas Carol” will be featured at the Indian Lake Theater over the weekend at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All good things must come to an end and the two-day tour will culminate at a closing ceremony and bonfire on Saturday evening.

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SCHROON LAKE — The 24th annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration will be held in Schroon Lake Saturday, Dec. 12. The annual holiday celebration is sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce. The Schroon community Christmas tree will be lit at Fountain Park on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Following the tree lighting, the celebration will continue with the Living Nativity Walk down Main Street to Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The arrival of Santa at the Strand Theater will follow at 6 p.m. Santa will visit with the children and have his picture taken with them. There will be a musical performance by Schroon Lake Central School students at 6 p.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, followed by a performance by Mountainside Christian Academy students at 6:15 at the Community Church. Both churches are located on Main Street. Local performers will provide entertainment throughout the evening beginning at 6:45 p.m. Hot cocoa and cookies will be offered at the Schroon Lake Senior Center. The children’s crafts and activities will be held at the Towne Store 6:30-8 p.m. The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce will once again hold its Adirondack Baskets Raffle at the chamber office on Main Street 6:30-8 p.m. The Strand Theater will show a Christmas movie at 8 p.m.

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Chamber plans decorating contest SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring its annual Christmas Decorating Contest. There are two divisions, one for individual homes and the other for the business community. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place for the individual homes and certificates are awarded to the businesses for first, second and third place. People are asked to have their homes and businesses decorated so decorations will be in place for the chamber ’s annual Old Tyme Christmas Celebration to be held on Saturday, Dec. 12. The judging will take place the following week. People should make sure outdoor lights are turned on. The judges will drive around the main streets and roads including Route 9, Route 74, village side streets and Aldermeadow Road. People who live on a side road can contact the chamber office at 532-7675 to be included in the judging. All businesses will be considered, not just Main Street. shops. Restaurants, lodging facilities, garages and other businesses will be included in the contest. Winners of all categories will be announced. For more information contact the chamber office at 532-7675.

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The legend of Christmas stockings A Christmas stocking refers to an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that children hang on Christmas Eve in the belief that it is to be filled with presents by Santa Claus. The gifts are generally of a small nature, consisting generally of small toys, goodies like candies and fruits, coins or other such items that are often referred to as stocking stuffers or stocking fillers. The bigger gifts are wrapped in present papers and placed near the Christmas tree. The tradition of Christmas stockings is said to have originated from the actions of a kind noble man named Nicholas, who was born in 280 AD, in Patara, a city of Lycia, in Asia Minor. While still young, his wealthy parents died in an epidemic. A true follower of Jesus Christ's principles, Nicholas became a Christian priest and used all his riches to help the poor, the needy, the sick,

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life thereafter. And this is how the tradition of Christmas stockings is said to have started in the European countries. It is also believed that Santa Claus is actually an alteration of this same Saint Nicholas, Santa standing for Saint and Claus for Nicholas. Since then children have been hanging Christmas stockings or putting out shoes, eagerly awaiting for gifts from Santa Claus. Originally, children simply used one of their everyday socks, but with time special Christmas stockings were created for this purpose. Today, Christmas stockings of a wide variety of styles and sizes can be found in gift stores across countries. There are also special Christmas stockings available in the market. In modern culture, Christmas stockings are also a popular homemade craft. Some families design unique stockings for each family member. Many families create their own Christmas stockings stitching the name of each family member to the stocking so that Santa knows which stocking belongs to which family member. In some countries, the contents of the Christmas stocking are the only gifts that a child receives at Christmas from Santa Claus. Western Christmas tradition dictates that a child who behaves badly during the year will not get a gift in their Christmas stocking and will receive a piece of coal instead. In many places, the Christmas stocking is to be stuffed by a gift that will stimulate the five sensory organs. Traditional celebrations of Christmas demand that the stocking be hung on the fireplace mantel. However, since many contemporary homes do not have fireplaces, stockings are hung in almost any location. Today, children all over the world continue the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings. Kids of all nations look forward to Christmas and when the stockings are hung, they know the most anticipated time of the year is not far behind.

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Friday-Sunday, Nov. 27-29 GLENS FALLS — North Country Festival of Trees, Queensbury Hotel, Ridge St. Christmas wonderland including gingerbread houses, arts & crafts, holiday boutique with handmade items, activities, games, children’s crafts, breakfast with Santa. 798-0170 or GLENS FALLS — Annual Holiday Showcase at the Troy Shirt Factory, visit artists’ studios, shops, galleries. Free. Paintings, sculpture, photography, home furnishings, stained glass, fabric art, jewelry, pottery, watercolors, visit with artists. Fri.: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun.: 10 a.m.5 p.m. See: GLENS FALLS — Concert, Tony DeSare, local but internationally renowned singer/piano man performs at Charles R.Wood Theater, Glen St. 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. 798-9663 ext.30 or

Saturday Nov. 28 ATHOL — Country Christmas Bazaar, Thurman Town Hall, Amazing array of handcrafted items by local artisans. Door prizes. Sale benefits the Christmas Basket Fund. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Vendors/customers call 623-2580 or 623-2909. Lunch by Thurman Youth Commission.

LAKE GEORGE — “Light Up the Village,” holiday fest 3 p.m. in Shepard Park. Tree lighting ceremony, music, children's activities and Santa. Free. Fireworks at nightfall. 668-5771 or GLENS FALLS — Exhibit opening at the Hyde, “Selections from the Murray Collection,” Warren St. British works of Modern art including artists Nicholson, Hepworth, Piper; American artists include Amenoff, Parsons, etc. Details: or 792-1761

Bring a food pantry item. Call 668-3065 for reservations. GLENS FALLS — Ladies Noël Night at The Hyde Collection, Warren St.Chocolates, live music, door prizes, holiday refreshments, more. 57 p.m., free. 792-1761 QUEENSBURY — Classical guitar concert by Adirondack Community College professor Micah Scoville, 12:45 p.m., in ACC Theater. Free. Details: 743-2200, ext. 2468.

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BRANT LAKE — Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony of the Horicon Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, 4 p.m., Brant Lake Firehouse. Light refreshments served. For memorial ornaments, call 494-3357 or 494-2366.

NORTH CREEK — Silver Christmas Tea, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Main St. Celebrate the season. 251-3427. CHESTERTOWN — Opening of exhibit by Upper Hudson Watercolor Society at Chester Public Library, Municipal Center, Main St. Free. Runs through Dec. 30.Tues. & Sat., 9 a.m.1p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 1p.m.-6p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.6 p.m., Details: 494-5384 or

Tuesday Dec. 1 GLENS FALLS — Film: “Araya,” 6:30 p.m. in Crandall Library, Glen St., Free. 792-6508 ext. 221 / GLENS FALLS — World AIDS Day March and Rally, 6:00 p.m. at Charles R.Wood Theater, Glen St.

Wednesday Dec. 2 LAKE GEORGE — Annual Luncheon, Lake George Community Garden Club, 12 p.m. at the Montcalm Restaurant off Northway Exit 20.

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GLENS FALLS — Hometown Holiday & Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m., City Park & downtown. Welcome in the holiday season with ceremony in City Park. Music and special downtown festivities include, horse & wagon rides, Santa & Father Christmas, shop windows decorated by LARAC artists. Free.

Saturday Dec. 5 CHESTERTOWN— Visit from Santa Claus, 9:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Chester Municipal Center, A beloved tradition sponsored by Chestertown Rotary Club. Santa arrives on fire truck at 10 a.m. with gifts for all children. Photos with Santa, gifts for children, refreshments for all. Hayrides from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CHESTERTOWN — Gingerbread House Workshop, families, children create their own, Town of Chester Library, town Municipal Ctr., 9:30 a.m. on. Register, materials fee, 494-5384. Chester-horicon Youth Commission offering a cookie-decorating workshop at the library simultaneously. WARRENSBURG — Christmas Bazaar, Church of the Holy Cross, 10 3 p.m.Crafts, holiday foods, cookie sale, Grandmother’s Attic, wreaths, mistletoe. Quiche luncheon, $7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Vendor spaces available on a first-come basis. For information, call 623-3275. BOLTON LANDING — Christmas Cantata

“Great & Mighty Wonder” presented by an area ecumenical choir, 7 p.m. in Saint Sacrament Episcopal Church. Directed by Lenore Simpson with Robert Flachbarth on keyboard. LAKE GEORGE — Breakfast with Santa, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Montcalm St. Fun & games, face painting; photo with Santa. Christmas shop & bake sale. $ Details: 6682613 or 668-4245. BOLTON LANDING — “Christmas in Bolton” holiday shopping throughout town, complimentary refreshments, specials in shops, Holiday art show in Bolton Town Hall. BOLTON LANDING — Operation Santa Claus Charity Ball, Fundraiser at The Sagamore includes dinner, dancing and auction. Black tie optional. 6 p.m., reservations, $. 747-2628. WEVERTOWN — Friends of Santa Craft Fair, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Wevertown Community Center. Craft items, homemade food items, lunch available, including variety of soups and breads. Popular raffle with items donated both by the sale vendors & businesses. Free. Vendors, call Laura at 251-5020. North Country Ministry Event sponsored by North Country Ministry QUEENSBURY — “Reindeer Run” footrace, 8 a.m. at Adirondack Community College. 5k race, register. GLENS FALLS — “Yuletide Gathering,” dance performance by youth of Adirondack Repertory

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Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 5-6 WARRENSBURG — Christmas in Warrensburgh. Townwide celebration: craft fair, church bazaars, luncheons, caroling, musical performances, tree lighting ceremony, visit by Santa & reindeer, activities for children, more.Details:4665497 or

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BOLTON LANDING — “Christmas in Bolton” fest, 2-4 p.m., Hay rides, children’s activities, tree lighting at 4 p.m. visit from Santa, caroling at 3:45 p.m., holiday shopping throughout town, complimentary refreshments, specials in shops, holiday art show in Bolton Town Hall. CHESTERTOWN — Christmas Cantata “Great & Mighty Wonder” presented by an area ecumenical choir, 3 p.m. in United Methodist Church.Directed by Lenore Simpson with Robert Flachbarth on keyboard. GLENS FALLS — “A Celtic Christmas,” Irish Tenor Emmanuel Lawler with Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and Glens Falls Symphony Children's Chorus. 4 p.m. at Glens Falls High School, Quade St. Details: 793-1348 or GLENS FALLS — Holiday Performance of Glens Falls Figure Skating Club & Family Skating Party, City Civic Center. $. Details: or 747-6571. GLENS FALLS — TNA Live Wrestling, 4 p.m., City Civic Center. Stars of “TNA Impact” tussle in testosterone drama. Warning: TNA stands for “Total Nonstop Action.” Tickets: 798-0202. Details:

Monday Dec. 7 GLENS FALLS — “A.M. Duo,” de Blasiis Chamber Music Concert,The Hyde Collection,

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Tuesday Dec. 8 GLENS FALLS — Holiday concert, Adirondack Voices, with Lake George Community Band, 70 member chorus, 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church Methodist, 54 Bay St., $, 222-1302. GLENS FALLS — Film: “Still Walking,” 6:30 p.m. at Crandall Library, Glen St. Free. 792-6508 ext. 221 or ext. 247. BOLTON LANDING — Film: Joyeux Noel, Sembrich Winter Film Series, 7 p.m. in Bolton Library, Lake Shore Dr. Free. 644-2431.

Wednesday Dec. 9 GLENS FALLS — Ladies Christmas Night, 48 p.m. at downtown stores, discounts, entertainment, refreshments at various stores and LARAC. Free.

Thursday Dec. 10 GLENS FALLS — Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, Red Fox Books, Ridge St. Bring a sample of your best holiday cookies and win a gift certificate. 793-5352 or GLENS FALLS — Ladies Night in downtown Lapham Square.Visit LARAC, Sterling & Co, Red Fox Books for evening of special promotions, refreshments and entertainment. 793-5352

Friday Dec. 11 QUEENSBURY — Holiday Concert, Adirondack Community College Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m. in ACC Theater, Free.

Saturday Dec. 12 WARRENSBURG — Santa at Warrensburg Firehouse, Elm St., noon-2 p.m., gift bags of candy, free pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. A treasured hometown tradition. LAKE GEORGE — Bowling with Santa, noon2 Spare Time Family Fun Center, 2211 state Rte. 9. Pizza party & prizes!.Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.Call 668-5755 for reservations, $. Under 4 free. ATHOL — Children's Christmas Party & Community Tree Trimming, 1-3 p.m. at Thurman Town Hall. Visit from Santa, gifts, carol sing, refreshments, All ages welcome.Thurman Youth Commission sponsors. Free. 623-2249. QUEENSBURY — “Christmas with The KingElvis & Friends.”Various tribute artists perform Elvis favorites and holiday classics at Great Escape Lodge. Guest appearances and refreshments. 681-7452 or GLENS FALLS — Upstate Model Railroaders Train Show, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at city Glens Falls Civic Center’s Heritage Hall.Operating displays, railroad art, photographs, collectibles.

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GLENS FALLS — The Nutcracker, annual presentation by Adirondack Ballet Theater, at Charles R.Wood Theater, Glen St. Performed by students ages 5-18 with guest artists. Sat.- 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sun.- 2:30 p.m., $. 798-5058 or QUEENSBURY — “Holiday in the Park” fest at Great Escape. Winter wonderland, family fun, rides, holiday-themed shows, carolers & lights, sledding hill, ice skating & holiday treats. $. or 792-3500. GLENS FALLS— Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Shirt Factory Artists Studios, Cooper & Lawrence sts. More than 30 artisans and craftspeople showcase their works in their open studios. Jewelry, pottery, paintings, glass works, textile art, wooden ware and more. Free. or 824-1290.

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GLENS FALLS — Men's Holiday Night, 4-8 p.m. downtown. Various stores offer discounts, entertainment, refreshments, more. 798-1144 ext. 2.

Thursday Dec. 17 QUEENSBURY — Holiday Concert, Adirondack Community College Chorus, 7:30 p.m. in ACC Theater, Free. GLENS FALLS — Holiday Concert, Lake George Community Band, 8 p.m. at Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Holiday & seasonal selections. $. 222-1302 or

Friday Dec. 18 NORTH CREEK — Teenagers Only Holiday Dance, 7-10 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. Free. 251-2212

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LAKE GEORGE — Book Club Discussion Group, 7 p.m. at Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St. Call 668-2528 for title. Free event.

GLENS FALLS — “Santa’s List,” family holiday play at the Charles R. Wood Theater. Performances, including local actors are: Friday, Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 4 & 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. $. 7989663 or

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Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 19-23 QUEENSBURY — “Holiday in the Park” fest at Great Escape. Winter wonderland, family fun, rides, holiday-themed shows, carolers & lights, sledding hill, ice skating & holiday treats. $. or 792-3500.

Sunday Dec. 20 GLENS FALLS — Family Discovery Day — Impressionist Landscapes, 1-3 p.m. at The Hyde Collection, Warren St. Short tour, create your own masterpiece. Free. 792-1761 ext. 17 or GLENS FALLS — The Messiah Sing-Along, 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Glen St. Join the chorus or just listen. K. Bryan Kirk, or-

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Tuesday Dec. 29 NORTH CREEK — Potsdam Brass Quintet, concert at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St. Quintet-in-residence at The Crane School of Music. 251-3751 or

Thursday-Friday Dec. 31- Jan. 1 GLENS FALLS — “White Christmas,” Play by St. Mary's-St. Alphonsus Players, Mickey Luce Production, 7 p.m. both days at Charles R. Wood Theater, Glen St. $. 798-9663 or

Friday Jan. 1 LAKE GEORGE — First Day Celebration includes Polar Plunge at 2 p.m. with hundreds of brave swimmers. Other family activities, based in Shepard Park. Registration for Plunge starts at 10:30 a.m. at Duffy’s Tavern. Commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt with $10 donation. Polar Plunge Party at Duffy’s, 2:30 p.m. with Jonathan Newell Band Details: 668-5323, 240-0809, or: LAKE GEORGE — Frostbite Jaunt on Lake George, Shoreline Cruise, 2 Kurosaka Lane. 668-4644 or NORTH CREEK — New Year's Day Tubing Party, Gore Mountain Ski Resort. Skiing, boarding, tubing, food and fun. 251-2411 or

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Santa Fest returning to Ti Dec. 5 at Community Building TICONDEROGA — The third annual Santa Fest will be held in Ticonderoga. The community holiday party has been planned by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Saturday, Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m. at the Community Building. Santa Fest will feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a community tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, refreshments and activities, such as ornament making, tree decorating, making of holiday cards and balloon art. The event is free and open to the public, said Barb Brassard, chamber executive director. Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet with each child and have photos taken. Last year ’s event drew a large crowd of children and adults to the Community Building. Santa Fest is just part of a busy holiday-theme weekend in Ticonderoga. The Museums Christmas Store will be open at Ticonderoga Heritage Museum (entrance to Bicentennial Park) Friday, Dec. 4, 2-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participating museums will be Fort Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum, Ticonderoga Arts and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. Each will offer a variety of items from their gift shops for sale. The Festival of Trees, a holiday tradition in Ticonderoga, will also begin that weekend at the Hancock House. “The Ticonderoga Historical Society’s Festival of Trees is an

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Robert Reed asks Santa for Christmas gifts during a past Santa Fest in Ti. This year the event will be Dec. 5.

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Mary Eileen D’Entremont, 5, of Wayfield, Mass., had her face painted during a past Santa Fest in Ti. This year the event will be Dec. 5.

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Sarah Facteau of Ticonderoga works on a stocking for her Christmas tree during a past Santa Fest in Ti. This year the event will be Dec. 5. Connor Yaw, 3, of Ticonderoga visits with Santa during a past Santa Fest in Ti. This year the event will be Dec. 5.

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Holiday train to stop in Ti, Port Henry TICONDEROGA — The Canadian Pacific Railway “Holiday Train” will again visit Ticonderoga and Port Henry. The decorated train is scheduled to stop at the Ticonderoga train station at 5 p.m. and at the Port Henry train station at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. “Christmas will come a little early,” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said, announcing the train’s visit. “People really look forward to it.” This will be the fifth year the train, covered with hundreds of holiday lights and carrying a live concert, will stop in Ti. It has stopped in Port Henry the The Canadian Pacific Railway “Holiday Train” will again visit Ticonderoga and Port Henry. The decorated train past four years. Ticonderoga Supervisor Bob is scheduled to stop at the Ticonderoga train station at 5 p.m. and at the Port Henry train station at 6:30 p.m. Dedrick suggests people park at on Monday, Nov. 30. Fort Ticonderoga and take a shuttle bus to the train station. He said there will also be a bus dren of performers, they were immersed in touring life. They have performed on the” Holiday Train” in the past. parked at the station so people will have a place to get warm. Puddington is a singer/songwriter from Almonte, Ontario. He There will also be parking available at the nearby Ti boat launch grew up listening to the trains rumble through his little town and and in the Fort Ticonderoga overflow lot across from the boat continues to be fascinated by them to this day, as is evident in the launch. lyrics of songs on each of his three solo releases. Last year about 1,000 people turned out for the train’s arrival. Verreault is the lead singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer for Ticonderoga police will be located at the entrance to Fort TiconCanadian blues rock trio Wide Mouth Mason. WMM have sold deroga directing traffic, Dedrick said. hundreds of thousands of albums and toured with heavyweights International Paper Co. will provide temporary lighting for the like AC/DC and The Rolling Stones. His solo music endeavors area, Dedrick said. have taken him to Afghanistan, Greece and the Middle East. In Port Henry there will be parking at the town hall, Wheelock’s, Porter is a songwriter and recording artist who just released How the Knights of Columbus, NuWay Laundry and along Main Street. to rob a bank. He has toured with artists as diverse as Jeff Black and There will be handicap parking only at the train station. Bus will Tori Amos. also transport people from Moriah Central School to and from the train station. The goal of the “Holiday Train” is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the train provides a box car stage, musical talent and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community. Now in its ninth year in North America, Canadian Pacific Railway’s two lighted “Holiday Trains” — one in the eastern U.S. and Canada and another in the Midwest — carrying live musical shows performed from boxcar stages in an effort to end hunger. Since the Holiday Train program began in 1999, more than $4 million and 2 million pounds of food have been collected. by going Factory In the U.S. Northeast, the “Holiday Train” will Direct!!! embark on its journey Nov. 26 in Scranton, Pa., Let us help you beautify finishing Nov. 30 in Plattsburgh. your home with custom made draperies, valances, Roman Prescott and Adam Puddington, along with shades, bedding products and more!! special guests Shaun Verreault and Willy Porter, will provide live music at each event stop. We are located “On The Park” in Hudson Falls Prescott is Kaylen and Kelly Prescott, a brother Showroom Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5 • Sat. 10-2 • Evenings by Appt. and sister duo. They are third-generation musicians and songwriters. As children and grandchil-




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Chorale to offer holiday concerts Performances set in Port Henry, Ticonderoga TICONDEROGA — The Champlain Valley Chorale will present its annual holiday concert twice this Christmas season. “Musical Traditions of Christmas ” will be performed Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Port Henry and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, Wicker Street, Ticonderoga. Director for the concerts will be Jeris French. Accompanist will be Beverly Hudak. Following the Ticonderoga concert, the Carillon Garden Club will sponsor a reception for all attendees in the church’s Fellowship Hall featuring its annual “Holiday Magic” array. Both concerts are free and open to the public. The Champlain valley Chorale features: Sopranos Claire Best, Vivian DenBleyker, Merribeth Elling, Eileen McCabe, Charity McLaughlin, Hannah McLaughlin, Judy McLaughlin, Joan Miller, Martha Strum, Grace Trombley, Gayle Wells, Claudia Young; Altos Dorothy Brauner, Cathryn Greubel, Patricia Griffing, Beth Hanley, Marianne Major, Ruth Malaney, Trish Stewart, Jeanne Thatcher, Polleen Tyler; Tenors Mary L. Burroughs, Bob Elling, Evan Glading, Andre Gordon, Sue Liddell, Dick Malaney, Andrew McLaughlin, Bonnie Reid, Jerry Treadway, Joe Vilardo; and Bass Dick Barney, Bob Bartlett, Dick Barnwell, Paul D. Burroughs, Ray Ellor, Mark McLaughlin, Bill Quinn and Bill Westervelt.

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Museums join for holiday sale Museums Christmas Store open Dec. 4 and 5 TICONDEROGA — Historic Ticonderoga is offering a historic opportunity for holiday shoppers. The Museums Christmas Store will be open at Ticonderoga Heritage Museum (entrance to Bicentennial Park) Friday, Dec. 4, 2-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participating museums will be Fort Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum, Ticonderoga Arts and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. Each will offer a variety of items from their gift shops for sale. The community’s industrial history is on display at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. Commonly called the “1888 Building” the museum is housed in the only remaining structure of the old Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper mill that once sprawled across most of the lower section of the town. Today the museum hosts an Adirondack gift shop and displays exhibits on the 200-year history of industries that built the town. The two primary exhibits center on Ticonderoga’s papermaking industry and the graphite used in the Dixon Ticonderoga pencils. There are also exhibits on early tools, toys and games. There are plans for a major exhibit on waterpower, family interactive programs and exhibits, and a series of temporary exhibits on major industries and inventions. The 1888 Building is an exhibit in itself. It was once headquarters to the International Paper Co. mill that operated along the adjacent LaChute River. When IP moved its mill a few miles north of the hamlet, the building was given to the town. The museum


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Hancock House to host Festival of Trees TICONDEROGA — The Festival of Trees, a holiday tradition in Ticonderoga, will again be held at the Hancock House. The Ticonderoga Historical Society is looking for any community organizations, school groups, clubs or business to once again to participate in its annual Festival of Trees. Groups are invited to decorate the Hancock House with a tree, centerpiece, gingerbread house, cookie tree or any other type of festive decorative art in a traditional theme. Because of fire regulations parThe Festival of Trees, a holiday ticipants can use only artificial tradition in Ticonderoga, will materials. Participants may again be held at the Hancock bring their holiday creations to House. The trees will be placed on the Hancock House anytime bedisplay through the end of Decemfore Dec. 1. ber. The Festival of Trees ChamThe trees will be placed on dispagne Reception will be held on play through the end of DecemDec. 7 1-3 p.m. The judging of the ber. trees will take place that day at For information call Robin 2:30 p.m. Trudeau at the Hancock House at 585-7868 or contact Beth Iuliano at 585-7030 Ticonderoga’s Hancock House, earlier known as the Headquarters House, is a reproduction of the Colonial Mansion built in Boston from 1737-1740 and occupied by John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence. It serves as home to the Ticonderoga Historical Society. The Headquarters House was erected in 1926 and presented to the New York State Historical Association by Horace A. Moses, a native son of Ticonderoga, to further the interest of the people of northeastern New York and the Lake Champlain and Lake George valleys in history and the fine arts. According to the Hancock Museum literature, the house was constructed as a replica of the John Hancock home which stood on Beacon Street in Boston and which was demolished in 1863 to make room for a new wing of the State House. John Hancock, a Revolutionary patriot, was a rich Boston merchant and his home was one of the finest of Colonial mansions. Entering through the front door, one cannot help but notice the magnificent staircase that has three different designs of spindle used on each step, with intricately carved newel posts. A splendid specimen of Georgian architecture, this building was faithfully executed Think I need new eyeglasses? hint, hint


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from the measured drawings made by John Sturgis before the original was destroyed, and it would be fireproof. The exterior, made with Weymouth granite, have survived well the atmospheric and weather conditions, which have lent a happy effect to the stones, causing color changes of greens, pinks and a warm gray. The museum holds many cherished and priceless antique rarities for visitors to see. The first of these are the original paintings hanging on the walls. Portraits of New York governors were commissioned and executed for the City of Albany through the term of Charles Evans Hughes. Since Governor Hughes’ days, the Herbert H. Lehman and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt portraits have been added through anonymous gifts to the association. From Chippendale chairs to old sleighs, the three storied building holds many conversation pieces. The fanciest of sleighs is a an elaborate two-seated sleigh with a raised coachman’s seat of the type used in the latter part of the 19th century and was loaned by the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company. It was manufactured (c. 1875) by Golder & Post, carriage makers in Newark, N.J., from 1842 to 1887. Completely furnished rooms down to the clothing, lie in waiting. Some people have rented space for photographs, others come to visit and learn of the history of this foreign land. The museum is the locale for the archived Ticonderoga Sentinel, which is on microfiche. Valuable records of history lie within these walls and a gift shop holds something for everyone. The only year round history bookstore for miles, the gift shop offers books for adults, students and youth. Artists are invited to show their art throughout the summer and give lectures in the Assembly Room. This room, which can be rented for meetings and other gatherings, house the artists’ paintings from wildlife to scenery, portraits to architecture, oils to watercolor, all of which are offered for sale.

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Seniors will be guests of honor

Steve Boyce serves coffee during the Kiwanis-Ticonderoga Central School District senior citizen holiday party. The 2009 event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. in the elementary-middle school cafeteria.

The Night Shadows choir of Ticonderoga High School traditionally performs during the Kiwanis-Ticonderoga Central School District senior citizen holiday part. The 2009 event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. in the elementary-middle school cafeteria.

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TICONDEROGA — Senior citizens in Ticonderoga and Moriah will be guests at annual dinners during the holiday season. The annual KiwanisTiconderoga Central School District senior citizen holiday party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. in the elementarymiddle school cafeteria. The annual senior citizen Christmas party at Moriah Central School will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 4-6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Both events will feature turkey dinners. Reservations are not needed for either meal. There is no charge. Sponsored by the local Kiwanis and the Ti school district, the Ticonderoga holiday party will have

CHRISTMAS DAY - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25TH Sacred Heart - 9:00 A.M. St. Mary’s - 10:30 A.M.



2009 Home For The Holidays - 53 entertainment provided by the student Night Shadows boys choir, the Trebled Voices girls choir and the Sentinel Big Band. Dinner will be served by high school honor students with table placemats and decorations made by elementary children. A visit from Santa will be a highlight. Sponsored by the Moriah Central School Teachers Association and the school district, the Moriah dinner will have entertainment by student musicians. “This is our little Christmas present to the community,” said Bill Larrow, Moriah school superintendent.

The annual senior citizen Christmas party at Moriah Central School will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 4-6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

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Christmas Around Town Port Henry loves the holiday season. It’s our chance to don that old-fashioned yuletide spirit and show what makes us a favorite holiday destination. We cordially invite you to join us in this year’s festivities.

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Midnight Madness coming to Port Henry PORT HENRY — Christmas will arrive in Port Henry Thursday, Dec. 3. That’s when the Town of Moriah Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Moriah Midnight Madness. “We want people to enjoy the holiday atmosphere and have a lot of fun,” said Jack Woods, chamber president. “I hope they’ll come out and enjoy the entertainment, refreshments and support the local businesses.” Midnight Madness will begin at 5 p.m. and feature store sales, giveaways, street vendors, music, fire truck rides for the children, candy, face painting, balloons, games and more. Santa will arrive on a Port Henry Fire Department truck and will meet with children — and adults — on Main Street. There will also be Christmas caroling and fire truck rides for children. The Moriah Central School band and chorus have also been invited to entertain. Midnight Madness has long been a popular event, Woods said, with families as well as local merchants. “It’s a success,” he said of the annual event. “It’s a good shot in the arm for local businesses at the beginning of the month. Hopefully people will continue to shop right through Christmas.”

Christmas will arrive in Port Henry Dec. 3 as the Town of Moriah Chamber of Commerce hosts its 20th annual Moriah Midnight Madness. Santa will arrive on a Port Henry Fire Department truck and will meet with children — and adults — on Main Street.

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Just as grocery shopping with a list can prevent costly impulse buys and oversights, it's wise to prepare a plan of action before you ascend the ladder with lights in hand. Here are five tips for effectively lighting your home's exterior. 1) Take a photograph of the façade of your home and draw in your ideas with a marker. Try several options before settling on one. With a detailed plan, you can accurately calculate your lighting requirements. 2) Make sure lights are working before you hang them. If you are combining lights and greenery, save a step by wrapping garlands with lights before stringing them up. 3) Use the architecture of your home as a guide. Follow roof lines, windowsills, and other significant elements, such as window boxes or a gazebo. Your goal is to highlight those existing shapes, not work against them. 4) Create a pleasing vignette by lighting several trees or shrubs (a group of three is appealing). Vary the bulb size to suit each plant. For every foot of tree, use at least a 100-count strand of lights and weave it in and out of tree branches, creating layers of light that emanate from within. 5) Highlight any evergreens with coloured floodlights in crisp white or seasonal green. (Avoid red lights for this purpose, since they make green trees appear muddy.)


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Carillon Restaurant provides a relaxing atmosphere during the hectic holiday season. Some of our customers favorites include: Seafood Pot Pie, Roast Duckling, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Filet Mignon, or enjoy a light menu available in our lounge.

Happy Holidays to our friends and customers Prime Rib Every Saturday! Available for Private Parties Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts! Open Year-round ~ Serving from 4 p.m., Closed Wednesdays Reservations Appreciated (518) 585-7657 Rt. 9N in Historic Ticonderoga, NY 42660 56054

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Index of Advertisers Blue Mountain Lake:

Indian Lake:

Adirondack Museum…......................41

Independent Baptist Church….........39

Bolton Landing:

Johnsburg/North Creek:

Boathouse B&B…................................15 Doug Wholey’s Excavating…............15 Indian Tepee….....................................15 Grand Union….....................................15 Palazzo’s Pizzeria….............................15 Trees Bookstore…................................15

Hudson River Trading Company…. .23 Johnsburg Historical Society….........22 Johnsburg Methodist Church…........22 Northern Points Cluster Church…...39

Brant Lake: Brant Lake Collision…........................19 EZ Marine….........................................18

Chestertown: Adirondack Ural…..............................20 Becky’s Bloomers….............................18 Circle B Ranch…..................................18 Crossroads…........................................19

Crown Point: First Congregational Church….........39 Frenchman’s Restaurant…................56 Gunnison Orchard…..........................56 Harper’s Outdoor Wood Furnaces…..............................56 Sacred Heart Church…......................39

Fort Ann: Walker’s Farm Supply…......................8

Glens Falls Area: A Silver Breeze….................................55 Adirondack Astronomy…..................13 Adirondack Car Wash….....................38 Adirondack Quilts…...........................38 Adirondack Recreational Parts…. . . ..10 Affordable Comfort….........................14 Anne’s Yarn Shop….............................13 Askco Electric…...................................36 Bay Street Beadworks.........................16 Bare Bones Furniture….................30-35 Buy Low Carpets…..............................28 Carl R’s…..............................................58 Cup O’ Joes….......................................58 Electronics Warehouse…...................29 Explore…...............................................40 Factory Direct Window Treatments. .45 Fall Line Ski Shop…............................14 First Flame…........................................46 Glens Falls National Bank…..............25 Livingston’s Furniture & Mattress…......................................64 Mahoney Notify…...............................53 North Country Sports Medicine…. ..53 Patti’s Quilting & Fabrics…...............13 Progressive Motor Sports…...............27 R&T Antiques…...................................37 Sports Page…........................................22 Towne Store…......................................26 Woodcarte….........................................21

Hague: Hague Chamber of Commerce….....17 Juniper Designs…................................16 Silver Bay YMCA…..............................41

Lake George: Adirondack Chocolates…....................6 Capri Pizzeria….....................................6 Duffy’s Liquor…....................................6 East Cove Restaurant…........................6 Family Footworks…...............................7 Fish….......................................8 Flex Appeal….........................................7 Lake George Association….................5 Lake George Automotive & Boat…. ...5 Leather Outlet (International Liquidators)…....................................63 Log Jam Restaurant….........................60 Montcalm Restaurant….....................61 Pizza Jerks…...........................................7 Spa Solutions…......................................6 The Fireplace Company…...................4 Wax & Wicks….......................................6

Port Henry/Moriah Area: Celotti’s Wine & Spirits…..................54 Church of All Saints…........................39 Country Road Realty...........................54 Decker’s Flats Floral…........................54 Helen’s Place…....................................54 Jim’s Body Shop…...............................54 King’s Inn…..........................................60 Leroy’s Towing…..................................54 Moriah Pharmacy…............................55 Sagan’s…...............................................54 St. Patrick’s Church….........................39 Walt’s Propane….................................54

Pottersville: Smith Plumbing & Heating…...........18

Schroon Lake: Dave Whitty Sales & Service….........26 Larry Shiell Excavating…...................24 Mountain Petroleum.............................2 Mountainside Bible Chapel…...........39 Paradox General Store…....................24 Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce….................................24 Schroon Lake Pharmacy….................26 Towne Store…......................................26

Ticonderoga: Aaron’s Rental Store….......................44 Adirondack Lanes…............................51 Best Western & Burgoyne Grill….....51 Burleigh Luncheonette…...................50 Carillon Restaurant….........................58 Christopher Chevrolet…....................42 Crafty Medda Mold….........................49 Corner Market…..................................59 Country Florist….................................49

Evolve….................................................50 Gino’s Ti Pi Pizzeria….........................60 Global Gas…........................................59 Hancock House…................................51 Hot Biscuit Diner….............................60 House of Pizza…..................................49 Kickin Karaoke….................................44 North Country Sports Medicine…. ..53 Northwoods Wellness….....................50 Optics Ltd…..........................................51 Pro-Build Lumber & Bldg. Supplies…................................47 Quaker Worship Group…..................39 R.A. White Construction…................43 Rathbun Jewelers….............................50 Sandri Sunoco…..................................17 St. Mary’s Church…...................39 & 52 Sugar & Spice Gift Shoppe…............50 The Framery…......................................44 Ti Mobil Mart…...................................59 Ticonderoga Animal Hospital….......46 Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union…....................................3 Treadway Fuels….................................48 Video King…........................................49 Wagon Wheel Restaurant…..............61 Wal-Mart…...........................................48 Wicker Ford….......................................52 Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home…. . ..49 Will Power USA…................................50

Vermont: Champlain Orchard…........................24 Vermont Canvas Products…..............24

Warrensburg: Faith Baptist Church….......................39 Heaven on Earth…..............................10 Holy Cross Church…..........................39 Hometown Oil…..................................12 Lizzie Keys Restaurant…...................61 Rafter J’s Western Wear…..................10 Viele’s Automotive…............................9 Warrensburg Car Care…...................11

Whitehall: Skene Manor…....................................51

Wilmington: Candyman Chocolates…....................41 Hometown Holiday Magazine is published by Denton Publications 102 Montcalm Street, Suite 2, Ticonderoga, NY 12883 (518)585-9173 Advertising: Beth Wells, Dannae Whalen-Hall, Darlene Eichen, Melanie Bain, Susan Zacharenko & Scarlette Merfeld Graphic Design: Robin Sola Editorial: Fred Herbst, Thom Randall, Lindsay Yandon & Gretchen Porier

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