Labor of Love: Champlain Leather Owner Nancy Kirby Shares Tales from a Lifetime of Leather-Making

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Labor of Love: Champlain Leather Owner Nancy Kirby  Shares Tales from a Lifetime of Leather-Making

Captivating!” was how one resident described last Wednesday’s presentation by Champlain Leather owner Nancy Kirby, and she wasn’t exaggerating. Kirby wowed us by bringing a wide range of strange and fascinating vintage objects she’s collected during her more than forty years working as a leather artisan. From taxidermied frogs to swatches of alligator skin; fur …

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Creemees, Hot Dogs and Fries, Oh MY!- Our Trip to Beansies

Creemees, Hot Dogs and Fries, Oh MY!- Our Trip to Beansies

Yesterday we enjoyed a picnic in Battery Park, a short walk from home (at Cathedral Square Senior Living).  We ordered up a feast from the Beansies bus  and settled down to eat, trying not to notice the ever-growing circle of hungry seagulls flying around us.   (Luckily we had Mary Norton, our administrative assistant nearby to …

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