See you at the station!

North End Local Showcase
July and August 2015
Every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

at Thurman Station, Stony Creek Road,
and across the road from Adirondack Ambiance, Thurman, NY
organized by
Thurman Station Association in cooperation with Saratoga and North Creek Railwa
y's North End Local
Fifteen minutes from Lake George Village; fifteen paces from the SNCRR train platform

Save time to stop in to sample, shop and take in the exhibits before you board the North End Local!

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We'll continue updating our 2015 information. Check back.


North End Local Showcase has been organized to introduce both area residents and visitors traveling by train or car to the amazing array of goods and services in the towns around Thurman Station. Expect each Saturday to showcase a different small group of folks representing local businesses, artisans, farmers, authors, and perhaps even a musician or two, picking a tune. The list is just now taking shape, so check back often to see how the list has expanded.

Check out our Showcase vendors, artisans and exhibitors:



Watch our list of local participants grow. If you wish to be considered for participation, please email us..

JULY 4, 2015

LUCYANN'S STAINED GLASS STEPPING STONES & PAPER BEADS , Thurman, features the artistry of Winifred Martin, who hand crafts jewelry made of her own paper beads. Her specialty, Keepsake Bead jewelry, is a favorite with bridal parties and graduates. She also makes unique stained glass stepping stones for decorative garden accents. Ask her at the Showcase about her wooden signs and baskets. Try your hand at winding paper beads, and see demonstrations of glass cutting.

MARTIN'S LUMBER AND CERTIFIED TREE FARM, Thurman - This Thurman Certified Tree Farm holds its forest in trust for future generations by practicing sound woodlot management policies. They are happy to offer woods walks, sawmill and craft demonstrations and explain the principles of sustainability. At the Showcase, Martins will display and sell wooden products, along with stained glass stepping stones and paper bead jewelry. Hey - you can even try making a bead yourself!

PERSIS GRANGER is author of historical novels set in the town of Thurman in the 1890s, Adirondack Gold, and its sequel, A Summer of Strangers, which, includes some scenes right at Thurman Station. She will discuss the books she has for sale, including Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's, and anthology she created. When Persis (Perky) isn't writing or involved in community activities, she organizes readings, workshops and retreats for writers, including the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat and the St. George Island Writers' Retreat for Women.


ADIRONDACK RUSTIC MINIATURES and WILD BY NATURE,
Thurman -- Donna and Richard Wormwood craft rustic minis, both scale and half scale, from forest and field findings - sturdy and attractive collectibles that have been sold at exlusive shows and to private buyers across the country. New to the Wormwoods' offering are Donna's "Wild by Nature" paintings and drawings. Meet her at the Station and stock up on some amazing gifts.

 

 



Paper Bead Jewelrylala Lucyann's Stained Glass Stepping Stones

A support group in print for Alzheimer's families

"Wild by Nature" paintings by Donna Wormwood mmmmAdirondack Rustic Miniatures!


JULY 11

ADIRONDACK SUDS AND SCENTS - Homemade soap made the old fashioned way.  Made in small batches to control quality, Sally uses only the best oils in each batch of soap. She starts with rice bran oil, coconut oil and sustainable palm oil. She also adds skin-loving extras like shea butter, cocoa butter, pure raw silk (cruelty free) as well as colloidal oatmeal and kaolin clay, just to name a few. Once you try homemade soap, you won't go back to store-bought. 

 

 

SOME FAVORITE THINGS GALLERY - Representing a network of local artisans selling in a retail environment at 315 Old Corinth Rd., Hadley NY 12835; 518-696-9950, Some Favorite things will bring a sampling of the gallery's wares - creationgs in fiber, metal, wood and clay handcrafted in the Adirondacks, along with fresh floweres, fine art, crafts and produce in season.
Confirmed 2015

 

 

 

BREADS BY SMITH will have Cinnamon Swirl, Garlic Swirl, Honey Oat plus Herb & Cheese loaves available for purchase. Samples of all of these loaves will also be available for your tasting pleasures. Additionally, a brief demonstration of “shaping” dough will be given (Time TBD) as well as a scheduled demo of how weight makes a difference when preparing bread. I’ll be showing off some tools that I cannot live without and are invaluable to baking a successful loaf of bread.

Breads by Smith also will stock a supply of nationally-acclaimed Nettle Meadow cheese and chevres. You'll be able to sample wares and purchase them. NETTLE MEADOW* makes several varieties of soft goat cheeses including Lightly Salted Chevre, Tellicherry Pepper and Lemon Verbena Chevre, Chevre with Mixed Herbs, Horseradish, Olive Oil and Garlic Chevre and Herb, Pepper and Garlic Chevre, as well as Fromage Blanc, Honey Lavender Fromage Blanc, and Rosemary Infused Fromage Blanc. We are also well known for our semi-aged cheeses, including their trademarked triple crème Kunik made from goat milk and Jersey cow cream. The cheese shop at their Thurman Farm is open 11-3 daily, and on Saturdays at noon sharp you may take a free guided tour. Ask for directions.

 

 

NANCY KIMBALL, Wildlife rehabilitator, will introduce you to her rescued owls and hawk, kept in her care because they could not be released into the wild due to injuries they had sustained. She will tell about their habits and diet, and will sign and sell her new book about her avocation of rescuing injured or abandoned wild animals.

 


Your skin's best friend.

Visit our Hadley shop, Some Favorite Things.



Rosemary foccacia

 


Meet and learn about live raptors.

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 18

PARASEARCH, INC. Bruce Irwin, Thurman dowser who locates no only water, but also missing persons, pets and objects, will demonstrate at Thurman Station the age-old art of dowsing for water, and give you a chance to try it yourself. Believer or skeptic, you'll be intrigued by this, and enjoy seeing his display of information and equipment.
Confirmed

 

 


SBC PRODUCTS specializes in making quilted handbags in a variety of sizes and styles. You can buy ones already made, or choose from their many fabrics for a custom product. Got a young princess who need and appropriately sized and styled bag featuring her favorite Disney or other characters? Ask Spencer and Sarahjane what they can do for you. Look over their selection at North End Local Showcase on select days. Contact them on Facebook

  

 

PAT SHANNON LEONARD - A native Californian, poet Pat Shannon Leonard, author of Transfiguration (2010 )and Seashells and Laughing Gulls, Songs of a Sea Island ( 1984,) lived half her married life in northern NY, most notably on the east shore of Lake George.  After her husband retired in 1979, the year she began to write poetry, they spent 29 years in the Carolinas.  Now widowed, Pat lives near her daughter in Warrensburg where she continues to respond to her muse.

Pat edited and published a work which she also co-authored, Circle of Poets. the compilation of works by a Saratoga-based group of poetry-writing friends who met in a class taught by Janice Cutbush at The Academy of Lifelong Learning, and have dubbed themselves “The Ode Folks.” The anthology features the work of 14 writers.

Most recently Pat published Love Poems to Bill, a work dedicated to her late husband. Said author and poet Paul Pines, ""Pat Shannon Leonard's book, Love Poems to Bill, is a celebration of intimacy. Leonard's love song offers poems as sacred spaces that exist both in and beyond time, temporal in their emotional intensity, but abiding in the eternal present of the open heart." Paul Pines 

Confirmed

 

Bruce Irwin, Adirondack dowser, shares the art with you.

 

Quilted bags made for you.

Circle of Poets, an anthology ccReminiscenses of a relationship

 

JULY 25

WARRENSBURGH MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY - The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History was founded in 1975, at the start of America's Bicentennial Celebration. Storage trunks and attics of local residents have yielded thousands of artifacts and photographs related to Warrensburg's history. In 2002 the museum was closed for renovation and reorganization, to be reopened in July 2009 with all new exhibits chronicling the town's history from prehistoric times to the present, a joint accomplishment between the Warrensburgh Historical Society and the Town of Warrensburg. Exhibits include period clothing, logging and farming tools, history of schools churches, EMS, Fire Company and law enforcemtn, and products, tools and documents of Warrensburg's "Golden Age" spanning a century from 1850 to 1950. Exhibits continue to be updated, and temporary exhibits about specific topics added. Kayak Raffle! One ticket is buys a chance for 2 kayaks. Confirmed 2015

 

ADIRONDACK RUSTIC MINIATURES and WILD BY NATURE, Thurman -- Donna and Richard Wormwood craft rustic minis, both scale and half scale, from forest and field findings - sturdy and attractive collectibles that have been sold at exlusive shows and to private buyers across the country. New to the Wormwoods' offering are Donna's "Wild by Nature" paintings and drawings. Meet her at the Station and stock up on some amazing gifts.

 

Adirondack Rustic Miniatures! nnn"Wild by Nature" paintings by Donna Wormwood

AUGUST 1 - PLEASE NOTE: THE NORTH END LOCAL WILL NOT BE RUNNING ON AUGUST 1 (A ONE-DAY SCHEDULE CHANGE), SO THESE AMBASSADORS WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED FOR A DIFFERENT SATURDAY.

SBC PRODUCTS specializes in making quilted handbags in a variety of sizes and styles. You can buy ones already made, or choose from their many fabrics for a custom product. Got a young princess who need and appropriately sized and styled bag featuring her favorite Disney or other characters? Ask Spencer and Sarahjane what they can do for you. Look over their selection at North End Local Showcase on select days. Contact them on Facebook

 

 

PERSIS GRANGER, Thurman, is author of historical novels set in the town of Thurman in the 1890s, Adirondack Gold, and its sequel, A Summer of Strangers, which, includes some scenes right at Thurman Station. She will discuss the books she has for sale, including Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's, and anthology she created. When Persis (Perky) isn't writing or involved in community activities, she organizes readings, workshops and retreats for writers, including the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat and the St. George Island Writers' Retreat for Women.

Confirmed

Bags for your little princess. m

An Adirondack boy of the 1890s learns how to make maple syrupm An Adirondack boy is helped through personal difficulties by a mysterious stranger mA support group in print for Alzheimer's families

 

AUGUST 8

ADIRONDACK AMBIANCE, Thurman, offers the acrylic paintings of artist Anne Rohe, who captures nostalgic scenes of the local countryside, which are then uniquely framed by her husband Al, using many of the materials he uses to craft the rustic furniture offered at Adirondack Ambiance. See, too, carved fish and owls. The Rohes' art and furniture will be sold from their shop, directly across from Thurman Station. The Adirondack Ambiance house and barn galleries are open just across the road every Thursday, Friday and Saturday all summer.



See Adirondack Ambiance Gallery across the street. llllllll Paintings of local scened and rustic furntiure and framse


AUGUST 15

NANCY KIMBALL, Wildlife rehabilitator, will introduce you to her rescued owls and hawk, kept in her care because they could not be released into the wild due to injuries they had sustained. She will tell about their habits and diet, and will sign and sell her new book about her avocation of rescuing injured or abandoned wild animals.

 

THURMAN BOOK CONNECTION- Weather permitting, Thurman’s free library for children will offer an age-appropriate book of choice related to nature and the environment to each child. A story time reading of Jane Yolen’s “Owl Moon” and an owl art project will keep busy minds and hands engaged.

 




Meet and learn about live raptors.

Read good books to kids

 

AUGUST 22

PARASEARCH, INC. Bruce Irwin, Thurman dowser who locates no only water, but also missing persons, pets and objects, will demonstrate at Thurman Station the age-old art of dowsing for water, and give you a chance to try it yourself. Believer or skeptic, you'll be intrigued by this, and enjoy seeing his display of information and equipment.
Confirmed

Galleries are open just across the road every Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays all summer.





Come learn this ancient art of dowsing.


AUGUST 29

SBC PRODUCTS specializes in making quilted handbags in a variety of sizes and styles. You can buy ones already made, or choose from their many fabrics for a custom product. Got a young princess who need and appropriately sized and styled bag featuring her favorite Disney or other characters? Ask Spencer and Sarahjane what they can do for you. Look over their selection at North End Local Showcase on select days. Contact them on Facebook
Watch for updates


Special designs for girls


SEPTEMBER 5

BURLAP AND BEAMS - Learn about out rustic wedding venue, set in a historic barn on a picturesque meadow. Talk to me about your upcoming nuptials, or family reunion or other celebration so we can help you plan your most memorable occasion.

 

Watch for updates

Here comes the bride!

 


*NETTLE MEADOW FARM
, Thurman, is a 50-acre goat and sheep dairy and cheese company in Thurman, New York just below Crane Mountain. Nettle Meadow is committed to the principles of natural ingredients, happy and healthy animals, and carefully hand-crafted artisan cheeses. We make several varieties of soft goat cheeses including Lightly Salted Chevre, Tellicherry Pepper and Lemon Verbena Chevre, Chevre with Mixed Herbs, Horseradish, Olive Oil and Garlic Chevre and Herb, Pepper and Garlic Chevre, as well as Fromage Blanc, Honey Lavender Fromage Blanc, and Rosemary Infused Fromage Blanc. We are also well known for our semi-aged cheeses, including triple crème Kunik made from goat milk and Jersey cow cream. Showcase guests may shop some chevres and semi-aged cheeses. We will have literature on the farm, and the cheese.


SARATOGA & NORTH CREEK RAILWAY - The Saratoga & North Creek Railway offers visitors a unique way to experience the Adirondacks and see the upper reaches of the Hudson River. Fully appointed Dome Cars offer optimal views, and white linen table service with chef-prepared meals. Classic coach cars bring back timeless memories and are especially ideal for families or larger groups. With seven stops between its destinations in North Creek and Saratoga Springs, the rail line provides easy access to many friendly towns in the region complete with dining, museums, shopping and special events. Please visit website at www.SNCRR.com for complete schedule, special events and more information. The North End Local will leave the station at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Take a spin before or after your visit to the Showcase!




THURMAN FALL FARM TOUR
- Stop in to pick up information about Thurman Station Association's next big event - The annual Fall Farm Tour, September 26, 2015, which allows you to self guide to six sites visit the farms that make our wholesome fresh foods, along with a quilt show, which exhibits both new and old quilts and offers some items for sale.

THURMAN MAPLE DAYS information also will be on hand, so stop in to learn two more reasons to return to Thurman.


   
North End Local Showcase is organized and presented by Thurman Station Association, dedicated to helping small businesses in the Thurman area.

 

 

 

 

THURMAN STATION ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS AND OPENS REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW MEMBERSHIP YEAR ON 4/1.

Hosted by Thurman Station Association, Inc.,
a 501 (c) 3 corporation since 2001