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Ham & Fritter Dinner


The Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department will be having a fundraising Ham & Fritter Dinner.  Thursday March 17, 2011  5:00 – 8:00 pm at 75 Erie Blvd (above fire house).

$8.00 for adults, $4.00 under 12 and under 5 free.

Dinner includes baked ham, all you can eat corn fritters, potatoes, veggie, dessert and beverage.

All monies raised goes toward the purchase of a new fire truck.


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Springtime Walks and Workshops


Saturday, March 12th 2011
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Springtime Walks and Workshops will be featuring “Dreamcatchers, A Native American Tradition”.

Historically, the Native Americans of the Great Plains hung the dream catchers in the tipi or lodge, and also on a baby’s cradle board. Legend has it that the good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web where they perish in the light of dawn. Mohawk Zelda Hotaling will show you how to recycle the fibers of the earth to create your own custom piece. Like the tipi, the dream catcher has become a universal symbol of the Pan-American Movement.

Visit for more info

Fee $35 per person. Registration required! Call Visitor Center to register.


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Used Book Sale


Ah… a true sign of spring in the Central Mohawk Valley! The Canajoharie Library is having it’s annual Spring Cleaning Used Book Sale.

Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th 2011 the Canajoharie Library’s sale will feature used books, art prints, rare books, cookbooks, gardening books, kids books, music, movies, and more!


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Dan Navarro Returns!


Saturday, March 19th 2011
Arkell Museum of Canajoharie

Singer/Songwriter Dan Navarro is finally coming back to New York!!!

This is an event to showcase Dan and his musical talent and to also help raise awareness about ALS and pay tribute to our friend Eric Lowen, who was diagnosed with ALS.

As part of the fantastic duo Lowen and Navarro, Dan’s music and voice are an inspiration. Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro are known for co-writing the hit tune ‘We Belong’ sung by Pat Benatar. They have also written songs for artists like The Bangles and The Four Tops. But it doesn’t stop there – Lowen and Navarro have released several CDs of their own original music.

As many know, several years ago, Eric was diagnosed with ALS. In 2009 Eric and Dan performed their last show together and since then Dan has been touring on his own.

The 17th of March is the anniversary date of when Eric was diagnosed with ALS. Although he is no longer performing, we are all blessed to have Eric still a part of our lives.

The Lowen and Navarro tribute CD ‘Keep The Light Alive’ will be given out for free to every person who attends this event. A portion of the proceeds of this CD has benefited the Eric Lowen Trust, ALSA and Augie’s Quest.

Dan will be performing Saturday, March 19th at the Arkell Museum in
Canajoharie (2 Erie Boulevard). Doors will open around 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 per person (and don’t forget you get the tribute CD ‘Keep The Light Alive’ for free!!).

We are asking people to pay in advance to reserve seats as space is limited!

Please contact Jessica Painter at 518-542-3346 or send an email to [email protected] for details and payment information.


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The Grove Street Grumble


A new local blog, The Grove Street Grumble, by Jerry Skrocki is now online.

A local photographer and graphic designer, he has great photos of the area, while discussing his views on Amsterdam, NY.

Working with local government, this is a new platform for him to help contribute to his area.

Local commentary, dispersed with great photos of the area and videos that strike a chord with local developments, this blog is a great read, and I strongly urge you to check it out!

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