July 2, 2012

Home and Garden Briefs: July 2, 2012

‘Civil War through Quilts’ talk planned

PLATTSBURGH — The next Monday Night Lecture Series will feature local author and reenactor Vickie Evans with her presentation “The Civil War through Quilts” at 7 p.m. July 9.

The talk, sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association, will provide an introduction to the American Civil War, utilizing the

speaker’s collection of quilts as teaching tools. Evans, who has been quilting for almost 30 years and became a Civil War buff about 20 years ago, will share quilts inspired by some of the war’s most important battles. She will also discuss the use of drums and flags as forms of battlefield communication.

In addition, Evans will describe various uniforms and flags used by the conflict’s combatants and provide biographical sketches of famous generals on both sides.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and refreshments follow. The program is funded in part by Clinton County.

For questions, call 561-0340.

Vendors sought

for Jay Day

JAY — The Jay Entertainment and Music Society is looking for craft vendors for its annual Jay Day Celebration and Fundraiser, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 on the Jay Village Green, Route 9N.

The celebration is located at the busy intersection of Route 86 and 9N. There will be food, live music, animals and kids’ activities.

Vendors will be provided a 10-foot by 10-foot space and must supply their own tables and decorations. Tents provided by the vendors are permitted.

Cost is $30 per space. Space is assigned but allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Vendor applications available at

For more information, contact Pat Coolidge at 946-7617 or

Cure Cottage

Cooking demo in

Saranac Lake today

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival is offering a Cure Cottage Cooking Demonstration at noon today at the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory, 89 Church St.

Featured events include a brief presentation about the cure-cottage diet as well as a cooking demonstration by Cathy Hohmeyer and Lynn Cameron, showing some of the simple and healthful dishes that were typical of cure-cottage meals.

The presentation is free. Bring a brown-bag lunch.

For questions, call


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