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Watercolor artist Anne Rohe works on one of her landscape paintings recently. Adirondack Ambiance, the gallery that Anne operates with her husband Al, will be hosting a benefit show Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 to raise funds for a local organization that helps families dealing with mitochondrial disease.

Watercolor artist Anne Rohe works on one of her landscape paintings recently. Adirondack Ambiance, the gallery that Anne operates with her husband Al, will be hosting a benefit show Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 to raise funds for a local organization that helps families dealing with mitochondrial disease.

Gallery hosts charity event

Adirondack Ambiance gallery at Thurman Station on Rte. 418 will be hosting an art show Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 to benefit the charity “Mito Hope & Help.” This non-profit organization based in Warrensburg raises funds for families coping with mitochondrial disease, and to disseminate information about the life-threatening condition. The group was founded in by Cathy LaFond-Evans in memory of her daughter Randi, who lost her life to the disease some time ago. To learn more about Mito Hope & Help, contact LaFond-Evans at 623-2634 or by email at founder@mitohopeandhelp.com.

Featured at the show will be paintings by Joe McChesney of Asheville, N.C.

Adirondack Ambiance features original oil and acrylic paintings by Anne Rohe. Her art works are custom framed by Al in rustic themes. Al also crafts a variety of rustic Adirondack furniture, from Adirondack chairs to a wide variety of custom furniture. Nearly all of the wood used in his creations is sustainably harvested right from the property.

Their work is showcased in a historic 1804 Griffing homestead farmhouse.

Special days in God’s country

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Becky Desourdy, Jack Baker, Patti Orluk and Jordan Moyer on Aug. 27; to Warren Leigh, Jim Needham, Brian Rounds, Aiden Moulton, Julie Cook, Nolan Templeton, John Needham and William Chapman all on Aug. 28; to Nicole DeLoria on Aug. 29; to Marty Baker on Sept. 1 and Bill Galusha on Sept. 2.

Celebrating anniversaries this week are Debbie and Red Pitkin, 36 years on Aug. 30; Helen and Craig Baker, 25 years on Aug. 30; and Betty and Frank Gallup, 56 years on Sept. 2.

Skylar Ladson, granddaughter of Irv West on High St., swam beside sharks as she celebrated her 12th birthday on Aug. 9 at a swimming party in a “shark tank” pool in Las Vegas. Many guests attended in celebration of her birthday.

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