Black Crow Network, Inc. • PO Box 5344 • Clifton Park, NY 12065 • (518)383-3482

Hands, Hearts and Hopes
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, NY
"Each of us has been raised by our mothers and grandmothers. Through their guiding hands and hearts, their stories and good example, we are who we are. The little things they gave us sometimes are only missed when they pass away. That is why it is so important to honor their stories and crafts, their songs and poems, and hold dear their examples of good works." -  - Larry Syzdek, Executive Director BCN
Jackie Hobbs by Martha Cooper
Colleen Cleveland
Catherine Charron & Zoe
day events

9:00 AM Celebration Opens *(see below)

9:30 – 11:00 AM Youth Perspectives
The meaning and importance of traditions, family history and a sense of community change as they pass from one generation to the next. Adirondack youth will share their stories and discuss work, community, and family.

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM The Heart of the Adirondacks
(Extra)ordinary Women of the eastern Adirondacks share family and community stories and legends, speaking from the heart about their experience of mountain life.

12:45 – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
(See note on local eating places below, at Supper Break)

2:15 – 3:45 PM Adirondack Women in Community Service,
Facilitator: Catherine Charron,
  North Country women devoted to public service share their experiences, perspectives and sense of place.
• Helen Cornwall
    Member of the Johnsburg Town Board
• Mary Ann Johnson
    Chairperson of the Saratoga County Board  of
       Supervisors; Supervisor, Town of Day
• Hon. Betty Little
    New York State Senator for the 45th Senate
       District (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton,
       Warren and Washington Counties)

• Terry Waterston
    Korean War-era veteran (USMC), member of
        Warren County American Legion, veterans’
        affairs activist
4:00 – 5:30 PM Reader’s Forum
Facilitator: Judy Prest
An opportunity for readers to ask the authors about their works. The forum encourages audience participation.
  Authors: Sue Dean, Elaine Handley, Kathleen Gill,
  Carol Gregson, Kjerstia Grimes, Kenda James,
  Peggy Lynn and  Kate Winter.

5:30 – 7:00 PM Supper Break
Situated at the foot of Gore Mountain, one of New York’s major ski areas, North Creek has dining for every taste. The Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce lists eateries
and lodgings. Go to:
or call the Chamber at 1-800-880-GORE(4673).

Throughout the Day…

Hand arts displays and demonstrations
Authors’ book displays and sales
Performer CDs will be available
Music by Bob Marcotte (and others TBA)

7:30 pm MC: George Ward


Peggy Lynn
Songs & Stories of Adirondack Women
Jackie Chereshnoski Hobbs•
Traditional Adirondack Fiddler
• Colleen Cleveland •
Traditional Adirondack Songs
• Catherine Charron •
French-Canadian Folk Tales
• Susan Dean •

A Glimpse of 3 Generations of ADK Women
peggy nysca
photo courtesy of Woody Widlund

*Day or Evening Admission Charges: Adult $6
Black Crow Member, Senior citizen
(65 and over), or student age 12 or over, $4
Children 11 and under, FREE

VOLUNTEERS are needed at Adirondack Women 2005 on October 22: We need parkers, greeters, runners and servers.
CONTACT Ruth Olmsted at:

Directions to:
228 Main St., North Creek, New York

NYS Rt 28 to North Creek. Turn off Rt 28 to Main St.,
cross small bridge to site on right at crossroad.

For information, call:
Brenda Verardi (518) 664-3403