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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 […]

The Strand Center 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 1st and run through April […]

The Strand Center Theatre presents New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’

The Wand’ring Minstrels The Pirates of Penzance and An Evening of G&S Favorites PLATTSBURGH, NY – On Saturday, March 12, 2016, The newly renovated Strand Center Theatre presents an evening celebrating the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in musical theatre. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will perform the first act of Pirates of […]

Music Comedy Production in Peru Next Week

The Peru Drama Club will perform A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on March 10th, 11th, and 12th at 7:30 pm with a special matinee performance on Saturday, the 12th, at 2:00 pm. Performances will take place in the Peru Senior High auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in […]

Ron Nolland’s “imaginations” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host photographer Ron Nolland, and his guest exhibitors; Kate Catalfamo, Corky Corrado, and Julie Canapa in the Main Gallery in March, 2016. This upcoming exhibit will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 4 and a free reception will be […]

Mason Family Presents Historic Painting to Town of Peru

L-R Kevin Larkin, Rebecca Getman Larkin, Eli and Georgie Larkin, Ann Mason Getman, Carol and Ron Allen, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Douglas Mason   By John T. Ryan “We really feel this painting is coming back to its real home,” commented Ann Mason Getman at the Monday, February 8, 2016 Town Board meeting as she presented […]

“Call for Artists” for Strand Center Off-Site Gallery Program

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is currently accepting artist applications for their Off-Site Gallery Program. There are currently eight Off-Site Gallery locations that feature local artists booked through the Strand Center: Best Western Plus the Inn at Smithfield, Valcour Imaging, The Development Corp, Clinton Community College, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, […]

There’s Still Time to See, Enjoy and Purchase

By John T. Ryan Peru Free Library visitors can still enjoy the beautiful pottery and artwork that has been on display since November. Fifteen members of the North Country Potters’ Guild created the functional and abstract pottery and artwork. Librarian Becky Pace said, “This has been one of our most successful events. There’s been a […]

Ecumenical Choir’s 50th Anniversary Concert was a Smash HIt

December 24, 2015 – Story updated to include video of almost all the songs sung at the concert.  St. Augustine’s Church was filled to capacity Sunday evening, December 20, 2015 as the the Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir performed its 50th Anniversary Christmas Concert. St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville was also standing room only for […]

“Prayer of the Children” Please Watch and Listen

The song “Prayer of the Children” is in your editor’s opinion the most poignant songs sung by the Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir. Composed by Kurt Bestor, it relates his reaction to the ethnic cleansing and civil war in Yugoslavia in the 1990’s.  Having once lived in that war-torn country he was concerned about the country’s children. […]

“Call for Artists” for Strand Center Off-Site Gallery Program 

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is currently accepting artist applications for their Off-Site Gallery Program. There are currently nine Off-Site Gallery locations that feature local artists booked through the Strand Center: Best Western Plus the Inn at Smithfield, Valcour Imaging, Days Inn Plattsburgh, The Development Corp, Clinton Community College, Eye Care […]

50th Anniversary Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert

The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be performing two concerts to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The first concert will be Saturday, December 19, 2015, at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville at 7:30pm. The second concert will be Sunday, December 20, 2015, at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru at 7:30pm. The choir is directed by […]

Rhonda Ross to Perform at the Strand

The Strand Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Rhonda Ross is coming to The Historic Strand Center Theatre.  This performance will be held on  Saturday December 12th at 7:00pm at the Strand Center Theatre located at 25 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh, NY Some people know Rhonda Ross as the only child of […]

Stand Center for the Arts Holiday Movies

PLATTSBURGH, NY-The Strand Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the start of a series of films for the holidays is coming to The Historic Strand Center Theatre. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) G Sat, Dec 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing […]

Scarlett James Grand Revue Presents the Art of Burlesque

PLATTSBURGH, NY-The Strand Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Scarlett James and her Burlesque Show are coming to The Historic Strand Center Theatre.  This show will be performed on November 21st at 7:30pm at the Strand Center Theatre located at 25 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh, NY The Art of Burlesque is a […]

Wayne Handley in the Community Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts in November

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The exhibit will be on view in The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from November 13 to December 4, 2015. The Opening Reception will take place Friday, November 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM and is free and open to the public. Handley was educated at Michigan State […]

Call for Artists for The Strand Center’s Juried Show “On the Road”

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts annually hosts a juried show open to artists of all ages and mediums. This year, the theme of the show is “On the Road” and participants are encouraged to submit artwork that addresses the themes of travel and adventure, whether it is in the region or […]

The Applefest Continues

Peru – Main Street resident Ed Schiffler  took this photo in front of his house yesterday. As Ed said, “This os what the Applefest is all about!” The Applefest will continue today, Sunday, with a chicken BBQ at noon, games, rides, two bouncy characters (the cow and the crocodile), a giant craft fair, baked goods […]

This Weekend Enjoy the Battle of Plattsburgh Events

Here is the 2015 Battle of Plattsburgh Event Schedule – The Parade is 1 PM Saturday. 

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