Oh boy. May has been a whirlwind month, both personally and professionally. So much going on and not enough time to write.
Prayers go out to my mother-in-law, Alice, who has been in and out of the hospital since Mother's Day. We've been traveling a lot to see her in the hospital at Plattsburgh (even spending her 70th birthday, May 21, at CVPH). She has good days and bad days, and I hope she can make it home soon. She at least needs to attend my June 26 Book Release Party for "New York State's Mountain Heritage: Adirondack Attic, Volume 6," which should arrive in Saranac Lake by Friday (fingers crossed). The party will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at Saranac Village at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake. It is free and open to the public. I hope Alice can make it; after all, I dedicated this book to her. She has to come!
The new Meet the Town booklet for Canton is currently at the printer and should arrive by mid-June. The new Potsdam Meet the Town will be going to the printer today or Thursday and should arrive shortly after the Canton booklet gets here. Right now, I'm also putting together the new Saranac Lake and Au Sable Valley Meet the Town community guides. And I'm busy distributing all the books to communities now that the busy season is upon us.
I'm planning a few events for June, including a PR101 Workshop on June 9 in Tupper Lake (free for Meet the Town advertisers and Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce members) and on June 16 in Newcomb (free for Meet the Town advertisers and Newcomb Chamber members). Also, I have two Adirondack Artifact Night programs set: June 18 (7 p.m.) with the Wilmington Historical Society at the Wilmington Grange Hall; and June 29 (7 p.m.) at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library. I encourage people to bring in artifacts from home for a show-and-tell session. I want to hear all about your objects and local history! The Artifact Night programs are free and open to the public.
And I finally have a time slot for the new Adirondack Attic Radio Show on North Country Public Radio: the first Tuesday of the month during the Eight O'Clock Hour with Todd Moe. That means June 1 for the next one. Listen to the two previous programs on the Hungry Bear Publishing web site. Thanks to my sponsors: Dan Berggren and the Adirondack Museum.
I've also begun developing a new web site for the Adirondack Attic History Project.
Now that I've taken some time to write, it's back to work.