“Your career has to be about mind/body/chocolate every day. That’s my philosophy.”
Heads up and eyes open! ‘Tis the season to gaze in wonder at the holiday light shows mounted in neighborhoods and commercial venues far and wide.
You’ve got your pick of Douglas fir, Canaan fir, concolor fir, Serbian spruce, Colorado blue spruce, balsam fir, grand fir, Korean fir, Meyer spruce, Fraser fir and Fralsam fir. Holly the Dog runs alongside as we cruise through sections planted in each of these varieties, and Gordie talks about the Bell family having worked this farm since the 1900s.
Saturday, Dec. 2: The festivities include a Holiday Restaurant Crawl, a cozy bonfire with s’mores, live bands, carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, ice-carving and a tree-lighting on the Village Green at 4:30.
Sunday, Dec. 3: The Chamber of Commerce combines forces with the citizenry and more than 30 local businesses to bring joy to one and all. Children between the ages of 1 to 12 will be eligible to enter for a chance to win a coveted bike and more than 250 other prizes.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 24-26: From Acorn Hill Farm to Yankee Distillers and a hundred other vendors in between, alphabetically speaking, the fifth annual Farm & Flea Holiday Market will fill more than 9,000 square feet of floor space with handmade goods and farm-fresh food products.
Sean and Dennis Nutley create retail success at bluecashew and Green Cottage.
Saturday, Nov. 18: Director Randall Craig Fleischer will conduct a concert that includes Smetana’s “Vltava (The Moldau),” Debussy’s “La Mer,” and Vaughan Williams’ dramatic “Sinfonia Antarctica,” the latter to be accompanied by the Vassar College Women’s Chorus and Jon Bowermaster’s stunning projected images of Antarctica’s vanishing ice cap.
Carthaigh Coffee, the newest-kid-on-the-block café offering an excellent cup, is owned and operated by an idealistic young man who ultimately wants to contribute his energy to creating a tighter community in Marbletown.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29: “There’s not much that touches your lips: a partner, a fork or that cup. It’s important to think about that relationship – how you interact with an object.”