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After two months of practice, Greenwich's top youth musicians will perform tonight, Dec. 13. Seating is limited for this great local event so arrive early. Details inside.

That's the holiday spirit This holiday season employees of Saint Gobain in Hoosick Falls banded together to support the Hoosick Falls Food Pantry. Pictured above presenting a donation to Food Pantry volunteer Dick Frey (c) are Saint Gobain employees Eric Manning (l) and Devin Taft. Overall, Saint Gobain employees donated more than 60 turkeys as well as assorted other food items to the Hoosick Falls Food Pantry.

It all happens in Hoosick Falls! The Armory in Hoosick Falls will be the hub of activity today as they feature a Dixieland Band, an art opening by local artist George Van Hook (r) and a fund raising dinner for coach George Villarini. See all the details inside. Congratulations to Dolores Mullen of Cambridge on winning our "Hot Wheels of Fortune" contest. She won a $100 gas card...and also to Henry Danks of Gansevoort on winning our $1,200 Great Fuel Giveaway!

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Snowmobile Safety Dinner, Music, Art WHITEHALL The Border Riders of Granville and the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile clubs will hold a Snowmobile Safety course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 in Whitehall. You must be 10 years of age or older to attend. Register and get loca-

HOOSICK FALLS The Armory in Hoosick Falls will be a hub of activity on Friday, Dec. 13 with a Dixieland Jazz by the Sage City Six, an art opening with George Van Hook, and fund raising spaghetti dinner for coach George Villarini all taking place that day.

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At 5 p.m., the Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange & Market will open, featuring locallymade goods, fresh produce, Tarot card readings, popcorn and more. Enjoy cheese and yogurt, cider doughnuts while your browse handcrafted gifts such as jewelry, art, pen and ink drawings of Hoosick, and more. The market will be open until 8 p.m. Also at 5 p.m., The Hoosick Falls Baseball and Softball Program in partnership with HAYC4, will host a spaghetti dinner to benefit George Villarini, a long-time coach, teacher, trainer and referee for Hoosick Falls baseball and softball leagues. Mr. Villarini is currently undergoing treatment for liver cancer in Dartmouth, N.H. and is on the National Transplant List at Massachusetts General.

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The dinner menu includes allyou-can-eat spaghetti and sauce, meatballs, bread and butter, dessert and drinks. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free. All proceeds will go towards helping Mr. Villarini beat cancer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Youth Center on Church Street, at Thorpe’s Pharmacy. For more information, call 686-9050. From 6 to 8 p.m., noted Cambridge, N.Y. artist George Van Hook will be feted at an opening for his new exhibit at 120gallery90 in the Armory. Van Hook’s style, reminiscent of European and American impressionists, captures the rural scenes of upstate New York with “accuracy, life, and gusto.” He has exhibited his paintings for more than 35 years throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 10, 2014. Holiday jazz takes over the Armory between 7 and 8 p.m., as the Sage City Six bring their Chicago swing-style Dixieland band sounds to the Owl’s Nest. The band is the area’s oldest jazz band, having entertained fans since 1955. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about any of these events, call HAYC3 at 518686-9050. u

Jam Concert GREENWICH After two months of rehearsals, young musicians at the Greenwich Youth Center are ready to invite the community to a “collabora-

tors” concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at “plow103main” at 103 Main St. in Greenwich. The Youth Center was the recipient of a grant from the L o w e r Adirondack Regional Arts C o u n c i l (LARAC) and the New York State Council on the Arts. With this money, the musicians were able to purchase electronic drums and a bass guitar, which complemented the donated equipment the center already owned. A new “jam area” was created and rehearsals began. Under the direction of local musician and songwriter Tom Keller, the youth have prepared a complete concert. Among the musicians are members of the local band MonteCristo Snowman, which includes Riley Vandewater, Henry Edwards, Loren Montague and James Brown-Kinsella. All are invited to this concert to see the results of all the hard work of these young people. Seating is limited, so organizers recommend that attendees arrive early. For more information, call 518-692-2755. u

Final Performances DORSET Final performances of Joe Landry’s radical stage adaptation of the classic holiday film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. Landry turns the timeless film into a radio play, where Dorset CONTINUED

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Players’ actors use the names of radio actors they portray rather than the film characters’ names. For details, call 802-867-5570 or email Tickets cost $20 for adults and $8 for students.

Saturday14 Cheesecake Deadline CAMBRIDGE New Skete Communities in Cambridge announced that orders for their acclaimed cheesecake, and other New Skete holiday gifts, should be placed by Saturday, Dec. 14. For details on placing orders, call 518-677-3810 or visit u

Lions Celebrate HOOSICK FALLS The first annual Holiday Ball of the Cambridge and Hoosick Lions will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Hoosick Falls Country Club. Seating is limited. Bring an unwrapped gift for toy drives. Cost is $35. For more information, including exact time, call 518-321-4062 or 518-686-5404. u

Equine Gifts ARGYLE Visit with friendly sanctuary horses and browse equine-related gifts at the Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary’s Open House, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. Gifts and horse-related items will be offered for sale. Visitors are welcome to meet the sanctuary horses, and learn about adoptable horses that might be available. If you can’t attend, but would like to help the sanctuary, send a $1 bill in a holiday card to the horses at the address below. In addition, Double L is holding a can and bottle drive to help with expenses. Guests are encouraged to bring any cans and bottles they might be able to donate to the cause. The stable is also collecting Nutrena feed tags and used printer ink cartridges for recycling. Double L Equine Rescue is located at 9 Tilford Rd. in Argyle. For more information, call 518-638-6929. u

Holiday Fair RUPERT Crafters and vendors alike will present unique items for sale at the Mount Anthony Grange Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Rupert Firehouse. Lunch, which will benefit the Kids Summer Lunch Program, will be available in the kitchen. For details, call Ellie at 802-2871639. To inquire about or reserve a table space, contact Rose at 802-394-7801. u

Kid’s Free Breakfast SCHUYLERVILLE Everyone, but especially children, is invited to a 9 a.m. free breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the United Methodist Church of Schuylerville on 51 Church Street. The venture is an effort by the United Methodist Churches of Schuylerville and Quaker Springs. After breakfast, children can stay for a film

on a big screen and other Christmas-related activities. RSVP by emailing For details, call Tim Lagoe at 518-584-1812. u

Holiday Breakfast CAMBRIDGE Enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of Christmas in Spain at Hubbard Hall Projects’ Holiday Community Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 14 in Hubbard Hall. The event is hosted by Kelvin Keraga. Guests will be transported to Spain by performers including storyteller Siri Allison and the Puppet Club, Kelvin Karaga, Benjie White and dances performed by the Hubbard Hall Hot Chocolate Dancers and Hubbard Hall “Espunyolet” dancers. The continental breakfast will feature Spanish holiday specialties such as Roscon de Reyes (12th Night Bread), Truchas (sweet potato turnovers), Polvorones (almond cookies), Rosquillas de Vino (wine rings), and Mantecados (crumble cakes). Seatings will be held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. As one of Hubbard Hall’s most popular events, the holiday breakfast usually sells out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are only $10 for members and $12 for non-members. To purchase, call 518-677-2495 or visit u

Santa Visit CAMBRIDGE Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for visits from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Noble Ace Hardware in Cambridge. Get your picture taken with Santa, give him your

list, and enjoy some cookies and hot cocoa. u

Mettawee Baskets WEST PAWLET The sixth graders of Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet will hold a basket fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 14, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the drawing at 1 p.m. $5 buys the first sheet of tickets. Each additional sheet is $2. There will be a concession stand offering chili, macaroni and cheese and sandwiches, and proceeds benefit the Class of 2014 Spring Trip. For information, call 802-6459009 for the school, and 802-7794486, cell. u

Farmers’ Markets GREENWICH Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods and other goods will be sold at the Greenwich Farmers’ Market from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the market at 70 Main Street. For details, call 518-944-7149. u

Santa Lucia Festival ARLINGTON The Santa Lucia Festival of Lights will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at St. James Church on historic Route 7A in Arlington’s heart. The day starts with the Arlington Garden Club Craft Fair at Arlington Community House and open houses at Arlington and Manchester Inns and Bed and Breakfast Homes from noon to 4 p.m. A Christmas tree, luminary lighting and carol sing in front of Community House at 4 p.m. directly precedes Santa Lucia. For more information, call 802-375-6516 or email u

Tree Gala BENNINGTON Bennington Museum hosts its 17th annual Festival of Trees Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, with tickets costing $50 if purchased by Dec. 2 and $65 thereafter. Music, dancing, auctions and gallery exhibits, as well as the beautifully decorated tree exhibits, all celebrate the holiday season. Call 802-447-1571 to make recommended reservations. u

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p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by dancing to the band, “Standing Room Only,” from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. Cost is $20 per person and reservations should be made by Dec. 9. Call 518-6922061 after 4 p.m. to make reservations, especially for a table of eight or more. For further details, call Donna A. Blair at 518-692-2347. u

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Dec. 14 at the F i r s t P r e s by t e r i a n Church in Hudson Falls. Enjoy an evening of Christmas song, poems and skits performed by members of the company. The production is directed by Andy Daly, with Bruce VanGuilder as musical director and accompanist. Judi Gross will entertain the audience before the show and during intermission with carols played on Celtic harp. Admission to the show is $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit u

Two Comic Gems HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls Central School Drama Club will take on a comedic challenge, when it presents the well-known comedies, “Noises Off ” and “Action News,” on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7

p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. “Action News,” a one-actor, parodies standard news programs, while “Noises Off,” which starred Carol Burnett in the movie, satirically mauls the theatrical profession. A Thursday, Dec. 12 performance may be announced. For exact details, call the school’s drama club at 518-686-7321.


3rd Sunday Breakfast GREENWICH Greenwich Elks Lodge continues its buffet breakfast, served the third Sunday of each month, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Lodge on Route 40. Cost for the full buffet breakfast is adults, $7; seniors, $6; children 5 to 12, $5; and children under 5, free. For details, call 518-6922347. u

Breakfast with Santa Santa and Elves Dine SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge of Schaghticoke will serve a Christmas pancake breakfast with Santa Claus from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Route 67 Lodge. The buffet serving will offer pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, Knickerbocker soufflé, and potatoes with and without onions, juice and coffee. u

GRANVILLE Santa and his Elves invite the community to dine with them at the Middle Granville Fire House from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, when $6 will buy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Several toys will also be raffled off under Santa’s personal supervision. For details, email The event raises funds for Josh Shaw and Natalie Haines and their trip for American Music Abroad. u

Church Activities SALEM Salem’s Holy Cross Catholic Church announces the following activities amongst its devotional services for December: The Christmas Cookie Sale by The Altar Rosary Society will be held after the Sunday, Dec. 15 mass. And at the Wednesday Dec. 18 meeting of The Catholic Daughters at 6:30 p.m., baby clothes will be collected for dispersal to young mothers and cookie platters prepared for shut-ins. For details, call 518-854-3692. u

Farmers Market CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Farmers Market, taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, will feature a performance by singer Deena Chappell this week. The market takes place in and outside the Lovejoy Building behind Hubbard Hall. While listening and shopping, enjoy a bowl of hot soup or baked goods at the market. u

Community Dinner GREENWICH Greenwich Boy Scout Troop 27, along with the Middle Falls Fire Department and Greenwich Elks #2223 will host a free community turkey dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Middle Falls Fire Department on Route 29. Reserve your spot by calling Joe or Denise Miller at 692-9229 or Jim or Sue Talmadge at 6922085. The Boy Scouts will be collecting food items for the Greenwich Food Pantry. u

Blue Christmas Service ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church will hold a “Blue Christmas Service” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 as a point of remembrance and support for those who have lost a loved one. All community members are welcome. For details, call Paula at 518-638-8391. u

Country Dance Style SCHUYLERVILLE Country Round and Square Dance Association will host an old style country dance from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Clancy Street American Legion, with music supplied by “Ole Time Country.” Cost is adults,

$5; 6 to 17, $2; under six, free. Call Linda at 518-638-8905 or call Sandy at 518-824-3719. All are welcome to dance at this Schuylerville event. u

Local History Treat BENNINGTON Bill Budde, curator of the Dr. George Russell Vermontiana Collection, used extensively for local historical research and Vermont genealogical searches, will talk about Dr. Russell and his collection at a 2 p.m. presentation on Sunday, Dec. 15 in the Ada Paresky Education Center on the second floor of the Bennington Museum. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Bennington Historical Society. For details, call 802-447-1571. u

Lessons and Carols GREENWICH St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the church. Prior to the carols, soup and bread will be served in the parish hall. Guests will be able to hear the Christmas story and listen to carols performed by local musicians. For more information, call 692-7492. u

Christmas Concert SALEM Area Musicians Al and Kathy Bain, Deborah Craig, the OBQ, and others will give a free-will-offering Christmas Concert at Salem United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. The free-will offering benefits the food pantry and fuel fund. The church is handicapped accessible. For details, call 518-854-7588.

Monday16 Snowmobile Club POULTNEY The Poultney Snowmobile Club announced that Vermont snowmobile trails would be open by Monday, Dec.16. when trails will be checked. For information on the trails check, call Ernie DeMatties at 802-287-9755. In other news, the potluck supper meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at York Coach Works and the 41st annual pancake breakfast at Poultney Elementary School will be from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 19. u

Ringers Concert MANCHESTER Manchester Historical Society announces that the “Tall Spire Ringers” will present a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Manchester on Monday, Dec. 16. Following the program, which is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. For details, visit

Tuesday17 Salem WIC Clinics SALEM Washington County Women-Infants-Children or WIC Program announced that Salem WIC clinics would be held on Tuesdays. The next WIC clinic in Salem will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If unable to attend a clinic, call CONTINUED

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Ancestor Hunters SCHUYLERVILLE Trace your heritage at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 when “The Genealogy Group” of Schuylerville Public Library meets at the 52 Ferry Street library. For details, call 518-695-6641. u

Book Board Meets SCHUYLERVILLE The Board Meeting of the Schuylerville Public Library will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the library on 52 Ferry Street. The board meeting is open to the public and pre-meeting details can be gleaned by calling 518-695-6641. Promptly at 7 p.m., also Dec. 17, the Schuylerville Public Library Advocates will meet in the library. u

Monthly Film Night SALEM Monthly movie night at Salem’s Bancroft Public Library will be held this month at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, with a holiday film, “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell. Patrons are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to the free event. The library also announces that on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., a Kids’ After School Movie is shown, and Story Time takes place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. For details, call 518-854-7463.

Wednesday18 Holiday Shopping SALEM The Salem Shoppe Off Broadway is gearing up for a busy holiday season. The shelves are well-stocked with clothing and gift items for all ages. Christmas shopping will reach a peak at the Shoppe next week, when it holds its December Bag Sale on W e d n e s d a y, Dec. 18 from 1 to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 19 to 21. At this sale, shoppers may purchase a bag of clothing for just one dollar. After Dec. 21, the Shoppe will be closed until Wednesday, Jan. 8. Thanks to generous donations, 2013 has been a successful year, with more than $20,000 donated to area youth programs including Lunch, Learn & Play and grants to teachers in the Salem Central School. Anyone wishing to donate goods to the Shoppe should call 518-854-9090. The Shoppe is located at 58 East Broadway to the right of the Salem Courthouse and is handicap accessible. u

Ardyce Bresett at 518-642-2525. u

Granville Band Concert GRANVILLE The Granville Junior Senior High School Music Department will present its three main bands –– Senior Band, Junior Band and Jazz Ensemble –– at its annual Winter Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Featured selections include the following: “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” played by the Jazz Ensemble; “African Bell Carol,” Junior

Band; and themes from “The Nutcracker,” Senior Band. A reception follows the concert, which is free. For details, call Granville High School at 518642-1057. u

Toastmasters Meet HUDSON FALLS Meeting the first and third Wednesday of each month, Washington County Toastmasters will meet this Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Annex Two Building, next to Washington County

Cornell Cooperative Extension at 415 Lower Main Street in Hudson Falls. For details on this group of teachers of public speaking, visit

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Friday20 Gift Room BENNINGTON Green Mountain Christian Center will hold its sixth annual Green Mountain Christmas, with a “Gift Room for Parents in Need,” and gift wrapping and children’s crafts, music, cookies and refreshments on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21.

The center office, scene of the Gift Room, is open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information on Saturday’s “Gift Room” hours and to donate gifts, call 802-447-7224. u

Free Film Night SCHUYLERVILLE A free movie will be screened at Schuylerville Public Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Attendees are asked to bring their own popcorn. The film runs 120 minutes. For details, call 518-695-6641. u

Norman Rockwell Talk MANCHESTER “American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell” will be presented by its author, Deborah Solomon, at 7 p.m. on Friday,

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Saturday21 Snowmobile Safety WHITEHALL The Border Riders of Granville and the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile clubs will hold a Snowmobile Safety course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 in Whitehall. You must be 10 years of age or older to attend. Register and get location information by calling Dan Daigle at 518-260-8704.

Sunday22 Knights Breakfast SCHAGHTICOKE Northern

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Rensselaer County Knights of Columbus will hold an all-youcan-eat breakfast, featuring pancakes and eggs served any style, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 5. Proceeds will go to Girl Scout Cadets Troop 1891. For general information, call the Hoosick Valley Rescue Squad, where the breakfast will be served, at 518753-6634. u

County Dancers SCHUYLERVILLE On Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m., an “ole style country dance” will be held at Clancy Street American Legion, hosted by The County Round and Square Dance Association in Schuylerville. All are welcome. Tickets cost $5

for adults, $2 for youths 6 to 17, and children under six, free. For details, call Linda at 518-6388905 or Sandy at 518-824-3719. u

Cantata Unveiled GRANVILLE “Bethlehem’s Child,” a new cantata, will be premiered in the Granville-area by the Granville Area Chorus at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. Selections from a more traditional work, Handel’s “Messiah,” will also be performed at the concert in the South Granville Congregational Church. For details, call 518-6421274. u

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Silent Night Fine Art Exhibition DECEMBER 14 Art Reception: 2PM-6PM Santa Arrives: 3PM-5PM

Meticulous Craftsmanship Custom Gold & Sterling Jewelry Repairs Battery Replacement Available

91 East Broadway, Salem NY 12865

Open Tues-Sun, Closed Mondays

518.854.3237 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9-5

23 C East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865


Proprietors Bill and Sue Clary

(518) 854-3857


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