Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble Performance

The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble will give two performances of a Festival of Lessons and Carols. Anthems, carols, and hymns illuminate the Christmas story along with community readers and congregational singing in the beloved tradition of King's College, Cambridge:

-Saturday December 21st at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh

-Sunday, December 22nd  at 4:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid
NAVE, under the musical direction of Andrew M. Benware, is a mixed chamber choir of professional and amateur singers that perform choral music from a variety of periods and styles with harmonies of four to eight parts.

Community members will read the texts, which include passages from Genesis and the Gospels, as well as a contemporary poem, "Annunciation," by Denise Levertov. The audience is invited to join
with the choir in congregational singing accompanied by University of Notre Dame organist and Potsdam native Benjamin A. Stone. These familiar Advent and Christmas hymns include "Once in Royal David’s City," "Come, O Long Expected Jesus," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Silent Night," "While Shepherd's Watched Their Flocks by Night," "As With Gladness Men of Old," and "O Come, All Ye Faithful."

Admission is a suggested donation of $10. For more information please find us on Facebook or contact"

CO-OP Children's Chorus--Meadowbrook Nursing Home

WHEN: Wed, 12/18/13, 11:00am
WHERE: Meadowbrook Nursing Home, Prospect St, Plattsburgh

Please meet in the lobby of Meadowbrook around 11 in the morning. Please make sure to be dressed neatly, but dress clothes/shoes are not required unless your child *wants* to dress up, then by all means please do!

We will be singing the following songs, in case you would also like to practice them as a family at home prior to the day:

Thanksgiving Day (this song is by Laurie Berkner if you want to look it up)
Angels We Have Heard on High
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
Jingle Bells (will have a couple sets of bells for the youngest kids to jingle)
Away in the Manger
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Joy to the World




WHY:It is possible to intentionally foster altruism such that young children turn in to giving adults. This party is designed to leverage the research to help make that happen.

WHO: Anyone young and older who wants to share in the “giving” spirit of this holiday season and wants to help increase altruism in children (heck…altruism in all of us!)

WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE?  Elves!Santa is very busy this Sat., and his reindeer are resting of course, so he’s sending some elves who will be arriving in a horse drawn sleigh.

WHAT WILL THE ELVES BE DOING? They will sing and dance with us, share the Warm Fuzzy Tale and the importance of the gift of giving during the holiday season and throughout the year. AND, will even let us experience riding in a horse drawn sleigh with them!  The elves will be arriving just after 2pm!

WHAT TO BRING: Each family brings an unwrapped gift (either $10 & under or a used gift in excellent condition that has been well loved but is just ready to spend some time in a new home). We ask that children bring a gift that has real meaning to them. Either a favorite toy they want to share, or if purchased, one they picked out themselves. One that they can be proud to give!

WHERE/WHEN:Sat. Dec. 14th from 2:00- 5pm at the Paul Smiths College Forestry Cabin (follow the ‘JOY’ signs once on campus.)

WHERE WILL THE GIFTS GO:The helpers will be bringing the gifts to Saranac Lake where they will be distributed to Franklin & Essex Co. residents as part of the Holiday Helpers program. If it’s an old toy, that is a favorite, but no longer “givable” that’s fine! One child gave her pacifier, which had more meaning than a purchased gift would, by far!

Sponsored By:

If you would like to help in any way, or have questions call Sheila Delarm or Bob Eckert @ 327-3554



Titus Mountain's ski program for youth & adults

Titus Mountain's ski program for youth & adults will be starting back up 1/10/14.  Below please find the announcement from Laura Hipl.  Student & adult registration forms can be gotten from Laura Hipl.  They are due back, with payment, to her by 12/20/13.  All questions can be directed to Laura at the contact info below.


Please make your check out to me because they only want one check. Just so you know, I wont cash the checks until I am ready to send the total amount to Titus. If you send it to me tomorrow it wont get cashed until after the 20th. Please make a note of that for your records.

Again, if you know someone else interested in skiing with us send them my email. 

Happy Thanksgiving!


Pricing Information:
Kids 5-week Youth SKI:
Lift & Lessons - $85
Lessons only (kid already has season pass) - $40
Ski rentals - $50

Kids 5-week Youth SNOWBOARD:
Lift & Lessons - $85
Lessons only (kid already has season pass) - $40
Snowboard rental - $70

Adult 5-week program in conjunction with youth program SKI:
Lift & Lessons - $140
Lessons only (adult already has season pass) - $40
Ski rentals - $125

Adult 5-week program in conjunction with youth program SNOWBOARD:
Life & Lessons - $140
Lessons only (adult already has season pass) - $40
Snowboard rental - $125

Sat CO-OP Planning meeting CANCELLED

With the busy holiday season upon us, and some personal stuff that has come up for Amanda's family this weekend, the co-op planning meeting for tomorrow 12/7/13 is being cancelled.
Many families expressed interest in helping with co-op plans, but most families already had commitments for this weekend.  So everyone who wants to participate has the opportunity, this meeting will be rescheduled to mid/late January.  

Calling all PRESCHOOL co-op parents!

We are organizing the class schedule and are looking for volunteers to lead activities in the preschool room (approx ages 2-5) beginning in January. You are welcome to lead in any subject area that interests you (share a favorite book, craft, activity, science project, etc!). I am happy to help/provide supporting activities/etc where needed. If you have a preschool aged child (or even if you don't) please consider leading a class. We would love to have everyone involved! Happy to consider older children that might be interested in leading an activity too.

If you are interested in helping out, please email me at