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AROUND AUSABLE: Revitalization group: Help spruce up former hardware store windows

January 27, 2011
The Windows of Change Gallery in the new Tahawus Lodge Center on Main Street in AuSable Forks launched its first exhibit “ The Forks- There’s No Place Like Home” by photographer Mark Hobson Jan. 14.

Mark lives and takes pictures in the Adirondack Park and his photography has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Adirondacks and the south Jersey Shore. His work has been accepted into many group photography exhibits, and most recently in the Lake Center for the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition.

TLC is to be a flexible, entertaining, exciting gathering place for daytime and evening activities, a source of constant change which is the essence of artistic creativity. Its perspective will reflect the talents and personalities of the people it serves and attracts, and through the window of the creative arts, offer new points of view.. To contact Rebecca Kelly, call 646-734-7151 or 212-431-8489.     

The AuSable Forks Revitalization Group is seeking an individual or group to spruce up the windows in the vacant Aubuchon Hardware building on Main Street in AuSable Forks after the holiday decorations are taken down. The committee had hoped to create either a Four Season or Adirondack-theme mural but unfortunately there are no artists in the group. Suggestions, ideas or offers of assistance will be very much appreciated.

Those wishing to assist please take into consideration the sun is intense and fades colored papers quickly and the building could be sold at anytime so those wishing to help may not want to invest a great deal of time and effort in this project. Contact sue Pulitzer at 647-8194 or Amy Shalton at 569-6997 for more information.     

Welcome to our world Leah Frances Hannan, daughter of Sean and Marissa Dillenberger Hannan, of Georgia.. Leah was born on Jan. 14. She weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 21 inches. Her grandparents are James and Debbie Dillenberger of AuSable Forks. Great-grandparents are Bill and Bev Hickey of Keeseville and Lorraine Douglas of Wilmington. Best wishes to the Hannon’s and their new beautiful little miss.     

Congratulations to Kelly McBreairty, AuSable Valley Central School senior who was chosen to the second team CVAC All Star Volleyball team. Congratulations also to Karissa Fuller who was given honorable mention.     

Birthdays this week

Jan. 17: No birthdays   

Jan. 18: Jeff Worden, Verna Sheldrake and Connor Manning all celebrated  

Jan. 19: Jeremiah Pray, Gary Brewer, Kyle Preston, Mary (Lanzoni)  Connell, Monica Lanzoni, and Lauren Gilbert all had cake and candles  

Jan. 20: Gail Rondeau, Ryan Murphy and Carolee Barber all celebrated  

Jan. 21: No birthdays  

Jan. 22: azmyne Dubay is our “birthday girl”  

Jan. 23: T.J. Burl and Theresa (Sam) Devlin celebrate      

Happy anniversary to Rick and Sue Nolan who celebrate 32 years of marriage on Jan. 20    

Special thoughts and prayers for our dearly departed residents: Jan. 17, Peggy Lawrence and Evelyn Senecal (2001); Jan. 18, Stanley Walsh (1985); Jan. 21, Bill Yando (1980)     

The fifth annual Jay Rabbit Tournament will be hosted at the Jay fire station on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22 and 23 with cash prizes for the three heaviest rabbits being awarded. Entry fee will be $15 and will include two spaghetti dinners. Dinners will also be available to the public for $7. Eat in or take out. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. both days. There will be a gun and basket of cheer raffles and door prizes. For more information, call 523-6499.     

JEMS Winter Coffee House Series continues at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre on state Route 9N in Jay on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. This week’s featured entertainment will be Celia Evans. Celia is an Adirondack singer/songwriter and her music touches on family, love, history, and the wonders of nature, especially the Adirondack waters and landscape. Her latest CD “Harwood” is a masterpiece of beauty and grace.This event promises to be an evening of delightful entertainment.   

The AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department will host its fifth annual Dodge Ball Tournament at the Town of Jay Community Center on Feb. 5 and 6. This event is for ages 16 and up. Entry is $100 per team and will consist of 6-10 players per team. Deadline for entry is Jan. 29. Contact Mike at 647-8695 or Jason at 647-8446 to enter or for more information.     

Town of Jay and Town of Black Brook food shelves are gratefully accepting donations. Both food shelves are in need of non-perishable food items, cleaning products, paper items and personal hygiene items. Town of Black Brook is also accepting frozen food items as well. Drop any donations off at both locations during their hours of operation.      

The Progressilve Women’s Bowling Association held their monthly meet for December at Riverside Lanes in AuSable Forks. Congratulations to Greta Lagoy who won second place in Div. I with her 726 series. She also won the Senior Award. She also earned honors for her 212 game. Great bowling Greta.   

The Senior Emergency Fuel 9-Pin Bowling Tournament will be held at Riverside Lanes on Jan. 22. there will be shifts at 4 and 7 p.m there are still openings on the 4 p.m. shift for those who would like to come and join us for anight of fun. We have many beautiful donated prizes to be raffled. Stop by and check them out and donate to this very worthy cause. All proceeds will go the fund which is used for seniors in need of heating assistance. A panel reviews all applications and those deemed in need funds will be sent to the heat supplier of the applicant.     

Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay has a limited selection of Valentine-theme items (stuffed animals, cards, and decorative items) for sale during library hours Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. While you are there you may view the exhibit of Nadine McLaughlin’s photos and browse the cards, prints, and books she has on display on the center table. She is donating 10 percent of the proceeds from this display table to support the library’s operating expenses.     

Special thoughts and prayers for

our area ill residents

Jeff Brown, Joe Rondeau, Janet Bombard, Cindy Thomas, Margaret Trumbull, Michaela Bushey, Jimmy Bombard, Luke Randy Garcia, Bobbi Vincent, Amy Drake, Rick Nolan, Debbie Spooner, Peggy Sue Hart, Jari Snow-Thwaits, Francis Gero, Frank Lovely, Althea Miller, Joan Pray, Lynda Denton, Walt Dubay, Gabby Lincoln, John Santor, Bob Rondeau, Karen Baker, Linda Gilbert Ann Aubin, Pauline Dumas, Bev Devost Marvin Hildreth, Evie Dockum, Allison Crahan, Carol (Bombard) Quigley, Laura (Joyal) Razzano, Rikki Kane, Joe Dubay Jr., Walter Fournier Sr., Martha Frenia, Terry Nollette, Colleen Otis-Whisher, Charlie Cornick and anyone I may have forgotten.     

Till next time have a great week and “happy reading.”


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