Live from Pourman's Tap House
Live from Pourman's Tap House
It was a good night.My band, Crowfeather, was getting ready to play at Pourman's Tap House in Wilmington, and the room wasn't empty. It's what anyone who's about to perform wants to see: Every time I looked up, the room looked slightly more crowded — friends and strangers mingled, and the energy level was high.The time had come, so I sat behind my drum kit and put the gym-teacher-style whistle to … [Read More]
A Whiteface wedding on a budget
A Whiteface wedding on a budget
My wife and I have a lot in common, a fact I like to think was a major contributor to our marriage. Besides things like a mutual appreciation of nature, art, and other cultures, we both like to do things ourselves. If something needs to be fixed, we try to fix it before hiring someone to do it for us. Part of that mentality comes from a desire to learn new things, and part of it comes from a … [Read More]
Get ready for Whiteface Mt. Oktoberfest 2014
It’s time once again to start planning for Whiteface Mountain’s 22nd Annual Oktoberfest. This year’s festivities take place the weekend of October 4th and 5th beginning at 10am each day. The fun continues until 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. There’s a lot in store for attendees again this year.Since the Northern Adirondack area around Wilmington and Lake Placid was nicknamed “America’s Alps” … [Read More]
JEMS is a GEM in Jay, New York
Most of the time when you mention “JEMS” outside of Jay, New York, you’ll get a puzzled look in return. But mention it in the Town of Jay and faces light up. JEMS stands for Jay Entertainment and Music Society. According to Heather Benfield, publicity director, JEMS was founded in 1987 to bring cultural events and much more to the town of Jay.  I would say they’ve succeeded quite nicely so … [Read More]
Dancing into Autumn in the North Country
Dancing into Autumn in the North Country
While some of my friends are preparing for the Octoberfest on Whiteface Mountain, others (including myself) are enjoying, or in my case also enduring, the art of dance.Though this North Country of ours seems remote at times—with Burlington, Albany, and Montreal all about 2 hours away—we are fortunate to be a place that attracts artists of all kinds.Dance instructor Natalia Balina-Zborowska is one … [Read More]

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