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Since carnivals aren't allowed by NYS Governor, let's support the local fire depts. Look them up online, some have donation pages or send them a check for what you would spend if they had it. Carnivals and parades are a way for the fire dept. to raise much needed funds, don't let them down. Thank you.

Power Line Failure in Barre!

Power Line Failure 2nd Video!


The Salmon Children’s Foundation
P. O. Box 187
Albion, New York 14411

Books by Pam Covert:

Click on any one of the three books to order from Amazon.  All Books are available in paperback or Kindle version.


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The Mia Foundation

The Mia Foundation takes in dozens of animals born with deformities with the goal of giving them a chance at a life. 

You would think Santa would be entitled to be prestigiously showcased inside a snow globe wouldn't you?  

Our staff felt Wishbone was a little over the top with this and formally requested he resubmit his December article.

This is what was in the Inbox. 

We give up.  We apologize for Sir Majesty Wishbone and in the spirit of the season 

we choose to believe he is simply trying (in his own way) to say...MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Where do you find a unique gift that will not only thrill the recipient but be a gift they will be talking about for years to come?  

Click on the banner above to visit Jim Tucker's Etsy shop!

You'll find many beautiful unique hand crafted gifts at the Etsy store but if you have something specific in mind and don't see it ASK!  Jim is more than happy to make personalized items that will surely please anyone on your gift giving list!  Each piece he makes is hand crafted and he works with you to create the piece that meets your specifications.

So what is it you want to see your loved on open this holiday?  A personalized sign?  A rustic table?  An ornament?  Whatever it is, visit Jim's Etsy Shop (he goes by rusticmetalhead) and email him with your request.


December is a month of get-togethers, festivals and parties of all sorts.  Sometimes you're the guest...sometimes you're the host/hostess!  The first of those scenarios is wonderful, and, so is the second scenario  but that one requires a lot more work.  Why put yourself through that?  Tillman's Village Inn caters!!  When you host a party and have it catered by Tillman's Village Inn it's a's almost like you're the guest too!  Click on the banner below and visit their website.  Click Here to go directly to their catering section.

Tillman's Village Inn offers the most delicious menu one will decline an rsvp to a Tillman's catered party!  The choices, as we said, are amazing but just look at these dessert trays (now we're talking!):

Dessert trays
Italian Cookies
50 assorted pieces. 

Mini Cheese Cannolis 
50 pieces. Fresh-baked cannoli shells filled with ricotta cheese.
Mini Cheese Cannolis 
50 pieces. Fresh-baked cannoli shells filled with chocolate-chip infused ricotta cheese.
Mini Eclairs  
50 pieces. Bavarian cream filled and topped with chocolate icing.
Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies
50 pieces. Fresh-baked cookies loaded with chocolate chips—melt-in-your-mouth goodness! 
Their famous specialty cakes and pies are available in any quantity, pre-sliced for your convenience

Tillman's Village Inn * 14369 Ridge Road * Albion, NY 14411

Prep Time: 12 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 27 mins

Everyone has 27 minutes to make a fantastic memorable appetizer that guests will be talking about for months to come!  27 minutes!!

We found this delicious recipe at hurry over there to get the detailed printable recipe!!

It's unlikely these will be on your Christmas Wish List but if any of these are on your Everyday Wish List there's only one phone call to be made. 585-765-3369.  

Wall Crack Repair

Basement Wall Panels

Drain Tile / French Drain Installation

Sump Pump Installation

Crawlspace Encapsulation

Lawn Scape Bubbler Pot

Window Wells & Top Soil

Reinforcer (Bowed / Horizontal Cracked Wall(s)

Rim Joist Spray Insulation

Bilco Doors / Gordon Doors

Egress Windows

Trench Drain

Basement Finishing

Stone Foundation & Structural Repair

A dry basement can increase usable square footage, protect your investment, as well as enable you to use the space for storage or finish into the nice comfortable living space you’ve always wanted!  Extra usable space?  Now that's an Everyday or Christmas Wish come true!

Click here to visit ​Waters Basement Services 

Who doesn't want a Norman Rockwell Christmas?

It might seem close to impossible now days.  But not impossible.  Well, you can set the scene at least and the rest is up to you!   Take a trip to ReHouse Architectural Salvage and ReHouse Retro and pick up the Norman Rockwell-isk chair!  ReHouse Architectural Salvage has an enormous inventory (over 16,000 square feet of display space) filled with quality items both modern and historical.  Take a stroll through their warehouse and you'll be surprised how easy it will be to create your own Norman Rockwell Christmas!  Wouldn't it be fun to at least create a scene for a family portrait?  Maybe even for this year's Christmas Card?  

Norman Rockwell images feature 'mid-century modern' and ReHouse features inventory from every era.  If Norman Rockwell and Mid-Century is your style or if Scrooge and the Victorian era is your style, or anything in between and since...ReHouse can help you recreate your favorite era!

Look at that smooth seamless sink!  Now that's a beautiful touch!  That picture alone makes you want to remodel your kitchen and incorporate a beautiful new countertop with a seamless sink doesn't it?!   Empire Kitchen & Bath IS our area's countertop specialist and by countertop specialist we mean all the extra touches and accessories too!  

Click on the banner above and visit their website.  Take a look at the seamless integrated sinks and choose which style you go with your brand new countertop of course.  (What a great Christmas present guys...)

When we talk about holiday gifts we talk about things that would make your home more comfortable, add to your home's value, or improve the quality or safety of your home.  If you'd rather ask Santa for things like clothes or jewelry or radio-controlled vehicles (those are cool too though!) go ahead and do that.  But.  Your home is your castle!  Why not let your gift be one that makes your castle even better?!  

Whether it's as a holiday gift or simply a winter maintenance project...G&G Window Repair can make improvements to your castle and save you some money in the process.  Here is a long list of services that G&G Window Repair does.  If any of these are services you need at your home click on the banner at the bottom of this article and visit their website!

• Restoring All Types of Windows
• All Kinds of Glass Replacement
• Custom Rail Rebuilding for Wooden Windows and Doors
• Interior and Exterior Storms
• Weather-Stripping for Doors and Windows
• Clad Wood Exterior and Interior Replacements
• Restore Rotted Wood Windows, Sills, Doors, and Trim
• Replace Wood Storm Doors
• Retro-Fit Spring-Loaded Balances of Most Styles
• Custom Wood Storm Windows and Screens
• Custom Wood Window Replacements with Single- or Double-Pane Glass
• Jamb Replacement of Vinyl, Metal Tilt, or Non-Tilt
• Making Non-Tilt Windows Tilt-In
• Tilt Pac Systems, Any Style • Rope, Chain, and Cable Systems
• Pet-Resistant Screens
• Solar Screens
• Replace Crank Operators
• Customized Wood Sashes and Window Rebuilds
• Custom Window Hardware
• Window & Screen Depot Services
• Invisible Balance for Single Pane Wood Windows
• Sash Support Systems
• Retro-Fit Windows with Our New Lite & Heavy Lift Balances
• Supply & Install Various Types of Window Hardware
• Rope, Chain, & Cable Systems
• Re-Glazing Wood & Steel Windows
• Crank Operators
• Jamb Liners for Wood Windows

Click on the banner above to visit their website.

And for the Adults:

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

Past Tense by Lee Child