Kindness Matters was the subject of this year’s Lions Club sponsored Peace Poster contest. My Studio in Art class students spent about six weeks working on their illustrations.
Emily’s poster won the local and regional competition. It is on its way to the state competition next and if she wins at the international level – well, that would be a huge win for all of us: $5,000 for her and twelve years of poster-making and working closely with the beautiful people/lions who make up the committee that will culminate in an enormous sense of pride and victory for our small community in Chittenango, New York.
The Chittenango Lions threw us a classroom pizza party and awarded monetary gifts and plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place picks. The rest of the students were all unanimously honored with honorable mentions. Their work was spectacular.
These peace posters will be on display during December 2018 in the Community Room at the Sullivan Library, 101 Falls Blvd., Chittenango, New York 13037. Visit their website for hours of operation.
Hercules Candies has a new location at 720 W. Manlius Street, East Syracuse, New York 13057. (315) 463-4339 www.herculescandy.com. It is next door to Eye Studio and together, along with Guest House, they are offering a weekend holiday sale.
Hercules Candies will have door prizes, tours of the candy factory and free samples. They will be making candy canes by hand!
You can view the kitchen from a large glass window. It is such a wonderful place, expanded tenfold from the little house on a back street in the village. It is truly an experience to shop here – locally made mom and pop shop, like something out of yesteryear.
Their open house will be Saturday, November 17th and Saturday, November 24th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Eye Studio and Guest House will be open Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 18th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. It is a Pre-Holiday arts and crafts sale with David McDonald as the featured artist.
The Educational Center at Green Lakes is now up and running! Wow – it has taken something like a year to rebuild the boat house and transform it into this amazing space. It is really beautiful. And it has Stickley furniture!
There is a lot of history here. Information on the meromictic lakes, the story behind the purchase of the land – and its stunning World War II connection. Yes – there was a POW camp on-site. It was near the golf course by the east entrance to the park. German soldiers created many of the trails and farmed the land!
This education center is chock-full of information. There is a large map of the park on the center island. A bunch of interactive displays can be found in pull-out drawers. There’s an outdoor classroom too. They offer classes that are aligned with New York State standards and they welcome all age groups (and not just science students).
To set up a school field trip, contact Katie Mulvihill at email@example.com or call (315) 492-1756. Green Lakes State Park is located at 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, New York 13066-3385.
This year I made a lot of dreams come true Halloween-wise. I have wanted this Wonder Woman outfit since I saw the movie last year. I scoured the Internet, specifically Amazon.com and found every piece of this costume except the boots. And they were on a ridiculous sale at saksoff5th.com – an additional 30% off the sale price. I love them!
My Calvin Klein patent leather booties made three appearances this Halloween, the BCBGMaxAzria cropped pants, two! And that split sleeve jacket worked its way into two costumes as well!
I chaperoned the Halloween dance at school, went to a party at Wildflowers Art Gallery, danced to the disco band Fondu at the Rocky Horror event at The Palace theater and sang karaoke at my friend Jimmy’s annual Halloween bash at his home.
But my favorite dream, even more amazing than being Wonder Woman for a day, was dressing as a Mousekateer at school. I used to watch re-runs of the original black and white TV show when I was a kid and I have always wanted my own Mickey Mouse hat complete with red satin bow on top. The leather skirt was the very last they had at Freepeople.com. It was a size 0 and miraculously fit perfectly. Thank you, Maria at SewMaria Boutique for giving me pointers on how to attach the letters to my sweater (dry iron – no steam). It was scary because the spare top I had is cashmere and that turtleneck is far too itchy! I was praying to not mess up, lol, and yes, it all worked out.
Lately, I’ve been living by the mantra “everything is always working out for me.” My mom even had three Mickey Mouse dolls to choose from, which would seem so random, but then again, she has everything. Like you could ask her to produce a yo-yo circa 1972 and it just magically appears inside the kitchen junk drawer. Nothing is really a coincidence. Life is truly a dream. Living a lucid dream.
My Marc Jacobs boots have gotten a lot of air play so far this year. I am crazy about them, especially the rust colored booties that at first I didn’t think would actually go with anything. Love them! Patent leather rocks.
The past two months really flew by at work. The annual peace poster contest is in full swing. The Lions Club will send three judges to select a winner from the eighteen entries on November 1, 2018 and my Studio in Art students have really nailed the theme. It is “Kindness Matters”. They are an amazing group of people. Kind, without a doubt and so, so talented. Cannot wait to share what they are doing. I gave them each a brand new tin of 72 colored pencils to use and they are taking such good care of them. So responsible! I just love them all.
All of the Art-8 students have finished their clay projects. We are glazing them as well as working on finishing up some paintings. I double up on smocks during that activity but I still manage to keep DeWitt Cleaners in business. Most of my clothes are dry clean only because they are all pretty much silk and cashmere.
I don’t always take my #ootd pic. Sometimes I am in a re-run. I try to style myself so that I am not wearing the same shoes with a dress or the same pants with a top but sometimes I just feel like repeating a great outfit. I admit I have a lot of clothes. I just love fashion. There is always a new designer to discover or something new from the ones I already know. New – new – new. I love new. Getting dressed to go to work is just fun. It is easy – effortless. And anything that makes you feel this good is a good thing. ❤
The Gallery at Wildflowers Armory is the place to be – for great parties and events, YES! and as your new fabulous place to shop for arts and crafts by local artisans at amazing prices. It is also a great place to showcase new and emerging local talented artists. The gallery is a co-op. It offers rentable gallery space at daily, weekly and monthly rates.
It is located behind the armory (225 W. Jefferson Street, 13202) in Syracuse, New York. There is limited free parking in front. For gallery hours, check them out on social media. @wildflowers_syr on Instagram. There is also a Facebook page that will keep you updated on the latest events. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I was there last Friday night for their “Black Masquerade” bash, my first Halloween party of the season. So fun!