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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Old Forge Hardware Hosts Cancer Awareness Event
Mary Lamphear of Raquette Lake, co-creator of the "Staying the Course" line of inspirational cards for those faced with cancer, will be at Old Forge Hardware on July 27 from 1-3pm. http://www.dock-talk.com/cancer-support-cards.aspx.

ArtWorks Celebrating 20th Year With New Website
Each member of ArtWorks has an About Me description and photos of their creations with links to their websites for those that have them. http://www.oldforgeartworks.com/

Member Kathy Spingler, who started out incredibly successfully with clay wind chimes at Buyer Days four years ago, has her website up. http://www.bouldercoveoriginals.com/

Member Frank Vellone, makes furniture of native hardwoods with clean lines, functionality and solid joinery and finishes them with an oil finish. http://www.fromthewoodsfinewoodworking.com/

New Shop in Inlet - The Cubby Hole
Antiques and Adirondack handmade creations. Robin Dwyer and Dale Huebner are the owners. They are open Fri. and Sat. from 10-5pm and Sun. from 1-5pm. 124 Rte. 28N. bearupnorth(at)frontiernet.net.

More than 90 Artists and Craftspeople at 32nd Annual Arts in the Park at Inlet
On July 19 and 20 at Arrowhead Park people came to buy from 90 artisans from New York state and Pennsylvania. Locals were Mary Maslyn from Moose River Trading Company selling candles, hiking sticks, soaps and more; Sabrina Nedell, formerly of Inlet, as "ADK Girl" with Adirondack inspired sculpture and pottery; Greg and Toni Rudd of Country Collage of Inlet and Utica, with pottery, jams and jellies; Mary Blanchard of South Bay Jewelry, Raquette Lake, with sterling silver and 14kt gold filled earrings, bracelets and neckwear; Nancy Brouty of Boonville with Patchwork Plus Country Home Decor; Joe and Mary Thurston of J & M Crafts in Lowville with leather belts, wallets, cell phone cases and more and Rose Raymond of Yellow Rose Soapworks, Barnveld, with handcrafted all-natural soaps and bath and beauty products.

The Mountain Peddler in Old Forge starts Local Artist Promotion Blog
The Mountain Peddler may be the first retailer to start a blog in the Adirondack North Country region! Congratulations. Their goal is to write about the artisans they represent both in the store and online. Their ad in The Weekly Adirondack, July 10, states "You can sell your stuff in our "Local Artist" section in the store and on the website!" At the present time photographers Melissa Macdonald and Mike Faria have 5 photos posted at http://www.themountainpeddler.com/ on the Local Artists page.

All of today's news was found in The Weekly Adirondack, issues July 10 and 17.

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