September 10, 2012

Home Briefs: Sept. 10, 2012


---- — Home Bureau accepting new members

MALONE — The Franklin County Home Bureau Inc. is reorganizing at 7 p.m. today.

The group will be accepting new members in the Art Room at St. Joseph’s School on the Elm Street side entrance by the gymnasium doors.

The women meet monthly for county meetings. They plan projects for crafting, community service, legislation, consumer education and more. They also hold workshops periodically to teach and learn new crafting skills.

This is a New York state organization and has a website at

For local information, call Donna Sauther at 483-4922 and leave a message.

Fabric and Fiber Arts Fest planned

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Museum will celebrate all things fiber during the Adirondack Fabric and Fiber Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The event will feature fabulous and unique fabrics, regional artists, spinning, weaving, quilting, knitting, knotting and more. Singer and songwriter Peggy Lynn will provide music throughout the day, and many demonstrations will be featured. The festival will also include a vendor market where attendees can shop for locally made fabric and fiber treasures.

For additional information, visit or call 352-7311.

Local Food Fest in E-town Saturday

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting A Taste of Local Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at its 7590 Court St. location.

Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists are invited to showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other prepared items featuring local foods. A variety of small portions of selected food will be served at the Food Festival. The event is open free to the public with tickets to be sold and used to pay for the tastings.

In addition, an Apple Dessert Contest will be held in honor of Elizabeth HW Lawrence.

The festival is presented in memory of Lawrence and in honor of her enthusiasm for food. All desserts are welcome. The only requirement is that real apples, preferably local apples, are used in the creation of the dessert. There are three categories of entrants, with a limit of one entry per person. People should bring their desserts to the festival by 11 a.m. on Saturday. Entries should be protected and enclosed in a cooler or other secure container. All contest participants are welcome to sell their recipes to the public for $1.

For more information and complete guidelines for the dessert contest, call 873-6466 or email echs@adkhistory

DAR raffling quilt for fundraiser

PLATTSBURGH — A quilt is being raffled off as part of the Daughter of the American Revolution Saranac Chapter’s annual fundraiser.

The symbolic quilt was created by Trudy Burger, a recent member of the DAR, and is titled “Waving American Flag.”

Tickets cost $5 each or $10 for three and can be purchased at the Kent-Delord House Museum. All proceeds will go toward preserving the historic Kate Cleveland Smith House, home of the DAR Saranac Chapter, and toward scholarships for continuing education. The drawing will follow the Battle of Valcour Memorial Service on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The quilt is currently on display at the Kent-Delord House Museum, 17 Cumberland Ave. For more information, call 561-1035.