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Applefest is Almost Here

Applefest preparations are underway at St. Augustine’s. Given the beautiful weather forecast, it should be a great Applefest. On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School […]

Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” filming gets underway this week | NCPR News

Source: Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” filming gets underway this week | NCPR News

Tom Chapin in Concert

SUNY Plattsburgh is proud to announce that Tom Chapin ’66 will be returning to Plattsburgh for a concert to benefit the ARC Foundation, which funds programs and services that enrich the lives of the developmentally-disabled in Clinton County, N.Y. Tom Chapin in Concert Saturday, September 30 at 7 p.m. Strand Center Theatre 25 Brinkerhoff Street […]

Proven Small Town Success

(L-R Wendy Boutin and Sally Gibson) Yarborough Square is #12 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner Sally Gibson opened her business at 672 Bear Swamp Rd. 25 years ago. Customers travel from near and far for her professional, unique artisan wares from USA and […]

Learning and Fun for People of All Ages

  2017 Hay & Grain Harvest/Antique Tractor Weekend at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum August 19-20, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052   www.babbiemuseum.org Ongoing demonstrations include harvesting of hay and grain with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary; soap making; spinning of flax into linen. Have the […]

Mohawk Ironworkers Celebrated

Au Sable Forks – Tahawus Center in association with the Hollywood Theater, proudly present episodes 
from the new “Mohawk Ironworkers” documentary. This remarkable film celebrates the steely determination of the Mohawk ironworkers of Kahnawake, Akwesasne and Six Nations, who are said to be “the best ironworkers on the planet.” “Mohawk Ironworkers” was produced by Paul […]

Keeseville Plein Air Festival this Weekend

You are invited to the first annual Keeseville Plein Air Festival for a special wine and cheese preview party on Saturday, July 15th at 6 pm at the 1719 Block Gallery on Keeseville’s Front Street, and additional gallery space will be open at AARCH. The arts festival will showcase Keeseville’s mix of natural beauty and […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Framing Studio Grand Opening and Open House

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to announce the opening of our Professional Framing Studio on July 19, 2017, located on the Second Floor of the Main Building at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in downtown Plattsburgh, NY. Simply take the elevator to the left of the main entrance up to the Second Floor and […]

Gazebo Concerts Begin Sunday

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT PERU’S LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM JULY 2 THROUGH AUGUST 27 JULY 2 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY JULY 9 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK JULY 16 INCAHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP project is underway in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

The Strand Center for the Arts, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh, is conducting an Arts and Cultural Asset Mapping Project to create a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, artisans and cultural organization. Information surveys are available at ARTSMAP.net. All individuals and organizations with arts and cultural activities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties […]

A Great Way to Enjoy This Saturday

Date: June 17-18 Event: 10th Annual Museum Days Weekend Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Museums Throughout Clinton County, NY Description: Museums in Clinton County open free to visitors all weekend! Part of Path Through History Weekend. More details will be announced as the date nears! Cost: Free Contact: Melissa Peck, coordinator@adkcoastcultural.org

The Peru Free Library is a Busy Place

Email just received from the Peru Free Library Dear Friends and Patrons, Summer is fast approaching and the library is preparing for our busiest time of the year, family programs, children’s art classes and lots and lots of summer reading! Build a Better World is our summer reading theme this year and will also play […]

Call for Artists for The Strand Center’s Annual Summer Members Show

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Bi-annually The Strand Center for the Arts presents exhibitions that showcase the talents of its members; the Holiday and Summer Members Shows. Members at any artistic level, from hobbyist to professional, are invited to submit works for these “Members Only” exhibitions. The Strand Center for the Arts Summer Members Show is open […]

Plattsburgh is Moving Ahead

Tom Hallack interview with Mayor Colin Read on Plattsburgh’s downtown development plans. Extremely interesting and informative. Plattsburgh’s development is important to us all. Hopefully, someday the town and city will be one entity. https://mountainlake.org/interview-edit/

The 2016 Exhibition Series Launches with Penelope Clute’s “Explorations” at The Strand Center

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host photographer Penelope Clute in the Main Gallery in June, 2017. Penelope, known locally as Penny, has been working with the Plattsburgh community for years, but in law rather than photography. Now in retirement, she has time to focus on exhibiting her amazing […]

Gallery Cooperative at The Strand Center for the Arts in June

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce the opening of its Gallery Cooperative in June 2017, with photographer Ron Nolland as the featured artist. This forthcoming exhibit, a First Weekends Art Walk Event, will take place in The Strand Center Community Gallery on Friday, June 2 and reception that […]

Downtown Rising Announces 2017 Season and New Location

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce that we will be combing forces with Fledging Crow and the Wagar Brothers to present the Downtown Rising Series 2017 season at a new location at the Strand Center for the Arts. Downtown Rising is a food/music/art community event series taking […]

2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT PERU’S LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM JULY 2 THROUGH AUGUST 27 JULY 2 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY JULY 9 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK JULY 16 INCAHOOTS – ROCK, […]

Kids of All Ages Will Love this Place

The Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum has announced its Opening Weekend of the 2017 Season! May 13-14, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052   www.babbiemuseum.org Ongoing demonstrations include plowing and planting corn, small grains and potatoes with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary. New […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Call for Student Artists for High School/Middle School Exhibition in April

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition this April and is looking for student artists. This year’s exhibition will be held at The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The exhibition will open on April 7 and run through April […]

A Message From the Peru Free Library

Local photographer Tom Semeraro will be exhibiting here at the library March 3 – April 15. Opening reception Friday March 3 from 5-7. All welcome.

Eric Reinemann’s “Phases 2009-2016” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is delighted to host artist Eric Reinemann in the Main Gallery in March, 2017. This upcoming exhibit, “Phases 2009-2016,” will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 3; an opening reception that is free and open to the public will be held from […]

Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Exhibit Visits Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY. The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant have announced that the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Traveling Exhibit will be open to the public in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium, at City Hall in Plattsburgh, NY, from February 6 through April 28, 2017. Admission […]

Tonight at the Strand

Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers to perform Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7 PM Amy Helm, who has won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, was a member of the celebrated alt-country collective Ollabelle, and released her first solo album “Didn’t It Rain” in 2015. The album features, among others, her […]

A Native American Artists Exhibition at The Strand Center for the Arts in February

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host a Native American Artists Exhibition in the Main Gallery in February, 2017. This forthcoming exhibit features artwork from several local Native American artists including: Sue Herne, Dukon Harris, David Fadden, Martin Loft, Leah Shenandoah, and Jordan Thompson. The exhibit opening will take place […]

Meet the guy behind Burlington’s renaissance. Could his ideas work in the North Country? | NCPR News

In every corner of the North Country, there are towns with persistent questions about economic development – how do we make our downtowns bustle again? How do we fill the empty storefronts? How do we create a new generation of entrepreneurs? Source: Meet the guy behind Burlington’s renaissance. Could his ideas work in the North […]

Artist Store at The Strand Center for the Arts Opens

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is excited to open a larger, updated Artist Store in the Strand Center at 23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY. This project was made possible in part by generous donations from friends of the Strand Center for the Arts and from the tireless work of numerous volunteers […]

Rose Hebert’s “Monsters in the Closet” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host Rose Hebert’s “Monsters in the Closet” exhibition in the Main Gallery in January, 2017. This upcoming exhibit will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, January 6 with a reception open and free to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

51st Anniversary Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert

The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be performing two concerts to celebrate its 51st anniversary. The first concert will be Saturday, December 17, 2016, at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru, at 7:30pm. The second concert will be Sunday, December 18, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville at 7:30pm. The choir is directed by […]

The Strand Center and the Foundation at UVM Health Network – CVPH announces a Call to Artists

The Strand Center for the Arts is proud to announce that it is working with The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital to broker the purchase of works by local artists. The hospital is purchasing work to install in the waiting room area of the Infusion Center and The Strand Center […]

Exhibit and Sale Opens Friday

Peru Free Library Annual Potter’s Guild Holiday Exhibit and Sale Opening reception Friday, November 18 from 5-7 A great place to do your holiday shopping and support our local potters and the library.

Dog Park to be Dedicated to Lynn and Ann Wilke

The new dog park in Peru will be officially opened with a ceremony on Saturday, November 5th at 10AM. During the ceremony, the Town Board of Peru will be dedicating the Dog Park to Lynn & Ann Wilke. Ann Wilke formed a volunteer group a few years back to raise funds for a dog park […]

Youth Group to Host Beartracks at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center

Popular acoustic musical group Beartracks will perform Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7 pm in the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY. Tickets are $10 in advance. $12 at the door (if available). Doors open at 6 pm. The Senior/Junior High Youth Group is pleased to host the performance. Proceeds will benefit […]

Lunchtime Music at The Strand

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host the October installment of its lunchtime music series in the Strand Center Gallery. This concert features a select group of SUNY Plattsburgh student performers, Drew Caico (guitar), Sean Houlahan (guitar), Rachel Hurtt (piano), Ryan Mahony (piano) and Trevor White (clarinet). It will […]

THE PRODUCERS at the Strand Theatre October 21-23

Award-Winning Mel Brooks Musical  The show has a very Peru flavor. Here are people involved with a Peru connection. Cast: Bill McColgan, Jamie Roberts, James Matthews, Tony Andrews, Mason Barber, Sophia Defayette, Gabrielle Dion, Brenda McColgan and Sky McColgan. Behind the scenes: Christopher Urban, Judy Akey, Bob Akey, Michael Coughlin, Pam Lavin, Cathy Defayette, Nikki […]

Like Robots? Horses? Bluegrass Music? Cooking?

Register Now for Cornell Cooperative Extension After School or 4-H Club Programs Northern New York. The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are inviting youth, ages 5 to 19, to register for fun learning activities through After School programs and 4-H clubs. The new year for the […]

All Dancers Welcome

The North Country Ballet Ensemble will hold auditions in September for the 31st Annual Nutcracker. Performances take place at Hartman Theater of SUNY Plattsburgh and at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, in November and December. Dancers of all styles and abilities are invited to attend. All dancers are invited to audition in Plattsburgh […]

It’s Applefest Time

Peru – The 39th Annual St. Augustine’s Applefest will be held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday September 18th. Saturday’s huge parade begins at 11 a.m. Enjoy live music, a giant craft fair, food, games, rides and a Sunday afternoon chicken BBQ. Saturday’s music features the Plattsburgh Pipe and Drum Corps, The SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel […]

Brogowski Photo Exhibit

Retired Ausable Valley Athletic Director Dick Brogowski will have his wonderful photos on exhibit at the Peru Free Library from 5 p.m. Friday, September 9 through October 1st. Opening reception Friday, September 9 from 5-7 pm.

Hay & Grain Harvest and Antique Tractor Weekend

HAY AND GRAIN HARVEST AND ANTIQUE TRACTOR WEEKEND:  August 20 – 21 – Hours 10am-4pm Grab the family and come for a fun day at Babbie Museum.  Watching harvesting of buckwheat & oats with antique equipment; try your hand using the hayfork to lift hay to the loft; watch a real blacksmith at work; help […]

Essex County Fair announces schedule – Sun Community News & Printing

WESTPORT — It’s late-July, and the Essex County Fair is primed for takeoff. Source: Essex County Fair announces schedule – Sun Community News & Printing

  DAVE BROWN PHOTOS OF SUNDAY NIGHT’S GAZEBO CONCERT. NEXT SUNDAY 6 to 8 p.m. AT THE LITTLE AUSABLE RIVER PARK GAZEBO – BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY

United Way Helps Grant a Child’s Birthday Wish

“The mission of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is To be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another” stated Kathy Snow, Director of Development, and that’s why we help bring people together to do amazing things in the community.” Colleen Blair […]

$10 million coming to city downtown | News | pressrepublican.com

Governor in Plattsburgh to announce winning application. Source: $10 million coming to city downtown | News | pressrepublican.com

‘Woods and Wild Things’ unveiled – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Mayor James Calnon directed the crowd to count down from three to unveil the “Woods and Wild Things” mural on Corner-Stone Bookshop. Source: ‘Woods and Wild Things’ unveiled – Sun Community News & Printing

Off On a Great Note

The band “Taylor and the Intangibles” kicked off the Sunday night summer concert season at the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo last night. Peru’s own Tom Longware is the band’s lead guitarist. Taylor LaValley is a great lead singer. The good crowd appeared to have a great time and the music didn’t stop until 8:15. […]

City comes together to celebrate 4th of July – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — The city of Plattsburgh announced the 4th of July community celebration schedule of events. Source: City comes together to celebrate 4th of July – Sun Community News & Printing

Gazebo Sunday Concerts Begin This Weekend

Every Sunday night from 6:00 to 8:00 PM – July 3rd through August 28th at Little Ausable River Park in Peru.  JULY 3 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK  JULY 10 incaHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY  JULY 17 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY  JULY 24 FROZEN […]

An Exhibit of Speedy Arnold’s Art

“HISTORICAL SKETCHES AND HYSTERICAL DRAWINGS”       At the Anderson Falls Heritage Museum – 96 Clinton St. Keeseville The museum is open to the public at no charge on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 AM to Noon & Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM or by appointment Call 834-9219 THE EXHIBIT WILL RUN UNTIL JULY 20th 

Stop by the Babbie Museum this Weekend

If you haven’t visited the Babbie Museum in Peru, today or tomorrow (Sunday) would be great days to visit. This is Homesteading and Woodworking Weekend June 18 – 19 – Hours 10am-4pm. The Peru Gazette hadn’t visited the museum in some time. The progress is amazing! The museum is a great place for seniors and […]

Writer’s Workshop & Poetry Reading at Peru Free Library

Internationally recognized poet Craig Czury will lead a Writer’s Workshop here at the library on Thursday, June 23 from 4 to 6 pm. No experience necessary. Come and open your mind, write and be amazed. At 7:30 Mr. Czury will do a reading of his poetry. This program is funded by a generous grant from Poets & Writers. No charge, […]

Peru man (Tony Andrews) wins trip, cash on “Wheel of Fortune” | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Tony Andrews learned about varying degrees of luck on popular TV game show. Source: Peru man wins trip, cash on “Wheel of Fortune” | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Summer Gazebo Concert Schedule Announced

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT THE LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO  EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM – JULY 3 THROUGH AUGUST 28  JULY 3 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK  JULY 10 incaHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY  JULY 17 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S […]

In Peru, This Saturday April 23 – 6 pm – “After Midnight” – a Patsy Cline Experience

“After Midnight” – a Patsy Cline experience with Courtney Shayne – is Saturday, April 23, at 6 pm at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door; children 12 and under are free. Hailing from the Albany area, Courtney Shayne as Patsy Cline wowed […]

Brown-Bag Concert Sessions in the Strand Center for the Arts

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host another installment of its lunchtime music series in its Gallery in April, 2016 featuring music performed by students from SUNY Plattsburgh. In this performance Rachel Hurtt, Ricardo Burgos-Mendez, and Elidia Lopez, along with flautist Trevor White and soprano Dana Bowers will demonstrate […]

“AFTER MIDNIGHT” – A Patsy Cline Experience

If you’re a Patsy Cline music lover or simply enjoy country music and a good time, you’re sure to enjoy “AFTER MIDNIGHT” with Courtney Shayne at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center on Saturday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Peru Community Church Capital Campaign. Courtney Shayne’s beautiful voice and humor thrilled a […]

Bye Bye Birdie Was A Blast

Sunday’s Chazy Music Theater’s Matinee performance of Bye Bye Birdie. was a wonderful experience. The performers were extremely talented and the orchestra was outstanding. Several Peru residents/former residents performed including Ross Coughlin, Tony Andrews Anne Lawliss Folley and Jamie Roberts. Anastasia Pratt was orchestra’s bass musician. If there are more, let me know. The Peru […]

Peru Elementary Student Art for Your Enjoyment

By John T. Ryan The Peru Free Library is well known for its wonderful art exhibits, but one annual exhibit always draws the most people and it’s on display until April 15th. KidsArt features the artwork of Peru Elementary School’s classes. Everyone is invited to stop by and see this exceptional show. You will thank […]

Brown-Bag Sessions in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center Gallery

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host a lunchtime music series in its Main Gallery starting in March, 2016 and featuring music by SUNY Plattsburgh students. In the first installment, Ayrice Wilson and Daniel De Cranie-Pierre will demonstrate their prodigious vocal talents. Dr. Karen Becker, chair of the Department […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Hires New Development Director 

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce the selection of Karen Dispo-De Boos as its new Development Director. The position is new to the organization made possible by the 2015 Regional Economic Development Council Award for Workforce Development. As Development Director, Dispo-De Boos will oversee all individual, corporate […]

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