Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Greens Falls

STEP IT UP 2007!

Glens Falls “The Building of a Cool City”

Sponsored by:

The City of Glens Falls
Barton Mines
Rock Hill Cafe
Unitarian Church


Where: Farmer's Market * City Park * Wood Theater * Aimie's Dinner And A Movie * Rock Hill Cafe

Purpose: To raise public awareness about Global Climate Change.


10:00 am Bike, Walk, Carpool to Farmers Market at South Street Pavilion

Information, displays and entertainment at the Farmers Market along with locally grown and made food and other products. Save energy that would be used transporting imported alternatives. Traveling to the market by foot or bicycle reduces your carbon footprint even further! Entertainment by Bill Campbell. Meet people who use their bikes to commute. Rick’s Bike Shop will show commuter bikes. Local food and snacks, solar oven cooking, biodiesel info-samples. Also, get to know the Toyota Prius hybrid.

11:30 am Entertainment by C.E. Skidmore at City Park (Bay & Maple Streets)

Fun Activities for Children organized by Joy McCoola and National Honors Society

12:00 Noon Rally for the Planet at City Park

Representatives from the Sierra Club will introduce the Cool Cities program. Mayor Roy Akins will sign the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. Commuter-biker David Legg will describe his positive experiences traveling by bike in Glens Falls. Kirsten Gillibrand’s representative, Lisa Manzi, will describe the Congresswoman’s efforts in regards to climate change. A group photo will be taken to relay to Washington. On the way to the Wood theater, stop out front to see the Natural Gas Honda!

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Presentations and Exhibitors at Wood Theater (207 Glen Street)

1:00 pm Keynote Speaker, author James Howard Kunstler – The Long Emergency (Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century). Jim Kunstler will also be signing copies of "The Long Emergency" and his other books in the theater lobby following his presentation at the Red Fox Books table.

2:15 pm Barton Mines video presentation on Green Building

2:30 pm Green Builders/NYSERDA Presentation

3:00 pm GroSolar’s Carbon Challenge - How solar energy works in your home

4:00 pm Seth Jacobs - Local Agriculture as Part of the Solution to Global Climate Change

Wood Theater Exhibitors: GroSolar, Green Builders, Glens Falls Electric, Community Energy, Thermal Associates, NYSERDA, Cornell Cooperative Extension/Agricultural Stewardship Association.

5:45 pm Premiere of “The Eleventh Hour” (Leonardo DiCaprio's Directorial Debut)

Aimie's Dinner & A Movie 190 Glen Street (518) 792-8181 Reservations suggested.

7:30 pm “Live N' Local” Premieres at Rock Hill Cafe with FREE Local Bread!

“Live n' Local” will happen every Saturday Night at 7:30 pm. Rock Hill is going to establish a venue for original music and an audience who appreciates it. Local food and local musicians. Three Dimensional Figures, a great local jazz/jam and techno trio will be their first guests. No Cover Charge!

Contacts: Matt Funiciello Judy V White Ruth Lamb 761-6125

Monday, October 29, 2007

This Tree is Ripe for Climbing

Tree Paad Family Entertainment Center recently had their Grand Opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Stop over to see all the fun to be had at TreePaad.

TreePaad Family Entertainment Center
1/4 mile West of Quaker Road

217 Dix Avenue
Glens Falls, NY 12801

TreePaad hours are as follows:
Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday - 10am - 7pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Drive fore Food

Beginning Monday, November 5th, Kingswood Golf Club in Hudson Falls, NY, will hold their Annual Food Pantry Drive.

Each November, Kingswood Golf Club holds its annual food pantry drive in an effort to make everyone’s holiday season a special one. In exchange for 2 non-perishable food items, golfers pay only $20.00 for their greens fee, and may also take a riding cart at no additional charge.

Last year’s food pantry drive was a tremendous success, Kingswood was able to donate thousand of food items to local food pantries in Washington County.

Kingswood would like to thank all of the golfers who participate in this great event, and for supporting our local food pantries.

The annual food pantry drive will last until the snow flies!

For more information contact:

Kingswood Golf Club
111 County Route 41
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Hall of Famer in Our Midst

Ishpeming, Michigan
The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2007. The inductees represent a very diverse group of snow sport pioneers, athletes and developers, including the first inductees for snowboarding.

Jake and Donna Carpenter, are the first people from snowboarding to be elected to the Hall of Fame. They are the first to enter the Hall of Fame as a couple in recognition of their vision, determination and business savvy that brought snowboarding from the backyard snow banks to resort slopes around the world.

The Burton Snowboard Company was started in 1977 housed out of a Vermont barn. Jake Burton Carpenter would load up his station wagon and drive door-to-door convincing shops to buy his boards. Now, in 2007, the Carpenters are still its sole owners, which has grown into the world’s leading snowboard company, dominating close to 50 percent of the industry’s share.

Everett Kircher was the developer, visionary and executive of Boyne USA Resorts. Starting with just one dollar in 1947, Kircher bought a “useless piece of farmland” in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and started Boyne Mountain Ski Resort. From there he developed state of- the-art snowmaking equipment, the first double and triple chairlifts in the world and a ski resort management model that would create the most successful family-owned ski resort corporation in the United States.

Using his keen business sense, mechanical ingenuity, and tenacious drive Kircher kept on the cutting edge of the ski resort industry. He was never one to follow but rather preferred to set the bar for the competition. “Everett was years ahead of everyone when it came to developing and operating a ski resort,” Stein Eriksen, USSSHF class of 1982, said of Kircher in an interview with
Ski magazine.

Eric Bergoust joined the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerial squad in 1990 and went on to become a two-time World Champion, three-time U.S. Champion, and four-time Olympian. He holds Olympic Gold from the Nagano Games in 1998, several U.S. aerial’s gold medals, world championship gold and silver medals and numerous other honors.

Bergoust started his interest in aerial skiing after watching a world cup event on ESPN in 1985. With a trampoline in his backyard just outside Missoula, Montana it was not long until he was working on the tricks himself. It is said that he was the first spectator through the event gates at
the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games to watch the aerial events. He retired from the sport in 2006 after the Torino Olympic Games.

Doug Lewis enjoyed a solid career with the U.S. Alpine Ski Team. A two time Olympian, he went to the Sarajevo Olympic Games in 1984 and Calgary Olympic Games in 1988. He won two U.S. National Champion Downhill titles and was considered a fierce competitor. His bronze medal at the Bormio, Italy World Championship race in 1985 was the first won by an American male skier at any World Championships in the downhill event.

After his race career he went on to co-found Eliteam, a summer program aimed at improving conditioning for young ski racers and other athletes through sport psychology, physiology and good nutrition.

Tom Jacobs competed in cross-country and Nordic combined at the Oslo Olympic Games in 1952 and went on to a successful career as coach for Colorado University’s ski team. He served as the Executive Director of the National Ski Association, today the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, in 1956-1957.

After moving back to the East in the 60’s, Jacobs and his wife started Reliable Racing Supply thus founding the first mail order ski race equipment distributor of its kind. The company became an international supplier of cutting-edge race products that raised the level of the racing environment for thousands of competitive skiers and organizations.

Mitch Cubberly
invented the first multi-angle release ski binding, called the Cubco, in the early 1950s. With an education in mechanical engineering, Cubberly created a safer ski experience for thousands of American skiers. Inventions such as the first step-in binding, the first anti-friction binding plate (the Cubco Skidder) and the Cubco ski brake were developed and marketed by his company. He also invented or developed mounting tools, special mounting screws and other ski shop supplies.

Cubberly did all this with a very unselfish attitude. Many products produced by him went unpatented and were made available to the ski industry. The only pieces he co-patented with Gordon Lipe were the Cubco toe and heel binding, and the Skidder.

The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2007 was selected by an independent selection committee of ski professionals, historians, and writers chaired by Paul Bousquet and voted on by a national panel.

The official induction of the six members of the class of 2007 will take place at the Snowsports Industries America annual trade show, January 29 to February 2, 2008 in Las Vegas. Kircher and Cubberly will be inducted posthumously. A welcome home event in their honor will be held at the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Ishpeming, Michigan in September 2008.

The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to honoring America’s skiing and snowboarding professionals, pioneers and athletes. The museum houses one of the largest collections of skis and snow sport related memorabilia in the United States.

Monday, October 15, 2007

An LAdk Grad Moves Up.

Andrea Deepe has been namded Director of Quality Assurance for Community, Work & Independence

Andrea Deepe has been appointed Director of Quality Assurance for Community, Work, and Independence, Inc., effective immediately, President Stuart I. Rosenblatt, PhD, has announced: “Ms. Deepe has served as Quality Assurance Manager since February, 2005, I am deeply satisfied with her qualifications, capabilities and dedication to her work.”

Previously, Deepe was a QA Specialist, Developmental Instructor and Treatment Assistant since first joining the organization in 2000. She is a recent graduate of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Adirondack program.

She is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with a BS in Exercise Science.

Deepe, her husband and two children are Granville residents.

Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (CWI) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and enhancing the quality of life, independence and community inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities; physical, psychological, social or economic disadvantages; and traumatic brain injury; learning disabilities; or other special needs.

CWI offers day, employment, residential, home care, family support, transportation, transition, counseling, and clinical services; service coordination; volunteer opportunities; and experiences that promote choice, self-reliance, dignity, meaningful activity and individual achievement.

The organization was established in 1963 and serves approximately 1,200 individuals each month at 27 sites in Warren, Washington, Essex and northern Saratoga counties.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Stop and See the Flores

Saratoga Artist Frankie Flores Donates Original

Popular Saratoga artist Frankie Flores has created an original painting to promote The Hyde Collection's fifth annual A Taste of Art...A Wine and Food Experience. Flores, an ongoing contributor to The Hyde Collection, has generously donated the original painting and two of his giclĂ©e prints for the event’s silent auction.

“The painting has added an incredible dimension to A Taste of Art this year. Frankie’s use of rich, vibrant colors has captured the lusciousness of the food and wine that will be served at the event,” commented Cynthia Holbrook, The Hyde’s development associate for special events. “We cannot begin to express how grateful we are for Frankie’s enthusiasm and support, and we look forward to sharing his original with our event guests,” she added.

Frankie Flores is well known for his creative depictions of New Orleans Jazz, and his artwork can be found in many collections internationally. In addition to his New Orleans pieces, he designed the 2003 Saratoga First Night poster and is highly regarded for his paintings portraying horses and racing.

A Taste of Art… will take place on Friday, October 12, 2007 from 6:30 to 9:30PM and will be held on the grounds of The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. The admittance price of $75 per person will provide participants with a variety of flavors to stimulate the palate as they move from region to region, experiencing wines, beers, and foods from around the world.

To make reservations for A Taste of Art or to request more information, please contact The Hyde Collection at 518-792-1761 or All proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum's annual fund, which supports exhibitions, educational programs, and ongoing collections care.

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The Hyde Collection is a historic house and modern art museum complex that combines the heritage of the Adirondack Region with a distinguished permanent collection consisting of works by European old and modern masters and American artists, important decorative arts and antique furnishings. In addition, the Museum provides changing exhibitions in four gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming as well as a Museum Store. Admission is FREE with voluntary donations accepted. The Hyde Collection is a publicly supported institution located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Open year-round Tuesday-Saturday 10AM - 5PM, and Sunday 12noon - 5PM., Closed Mondays and national holidays. For information, call 518-792-1761.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Sawchuk Brown Associates Heralds a New Hire


ALBANY, N.Y. – An expert in business management for improved performance, Kathlene Thiel has joined Sawchuk Brown Associates as chief operating officer.

“Kathy’s impressive leadership ability, strategic planning skills and financial management expertise are the exact skills we need in this stage of development,” said Pamela Sawchuk Brown, president and CEO of Sawchuk Brown Associates. “Throughout her career, she has leveraged the capabilities and people within organizations to improve processes, products, expertise and efficiency.”

Thiel has worked successfully in sales, marketing, program and creative development, personnel management and administration in corporate positions at AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. As an enterprising entrepreneur, she also has founded and/or owned several area businesses including Thiel Consulting, the Knowledge Network Inc. and Driver Training Network.

Thiel earned a B.A. in economics from Union College and a M.B.A. from Union Graduate College. As a graduate student, Thiel was appointed to Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the highest recognition in business studies.

A committed community volunteer, she has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Mohawk & Hudson Humane Society, the Regional Food Bank of NENY, the Salvation Army, Union College and the Shaker Junior High School PTA.

Founded in 1979, Sawchuk Brown Associates is one of Upstate New York's leading independent communications firms specializing in public relations, public affairs and strategic marketing. The firm, which represents more than 65 clients, has received honors from Public Relations Society of America, IABC, American Marketing Association and others. It is the Upstate New York affiliate of global leader GolinHarris International.

Art Harvest

Trampoline Design's newest hire, web designer, Raeanne Wright, recently tried her hand at print design by creating a poster for an event planned for October 13th and 14th in Washington County.

The event, called Art Harvest, is a collaborative art exhibit featuring several different mediums, from photography and fiber art to poetry and concrete sculpture. The setting is quintessential Washington County; a barn studio in Salem, New York on the lovely grounds of Gardenworks Farm.

The event is the brainchild of Jon Katz, better known for his best selling books and readings at places like Red Fox Books, than his photography, Katz wanted to create an opportunity for he and his friends to debut their artwork, each for the first time. Jon will be on hand with his dogs, maybe even his new puppy Lenore, to talk books, photography and life in Washington County. All proceeds from the sale of his photos will go to benefit Friends of Hospice.

Trampoline is in the early stages of beginning work on Jon's next endeavor, a website dedicated to his photography. Stay tuned for more.

For more information on Art Harvest please contact Meg Southerland at Gardenworks Farm (518) 854-3250.