Sousa to retire from church’s leadership
Dr. Kathie Sousa has served as Parish Life Director at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for seven years.
Sousa said this week that during that time she has felt warmly welcomed by both her parishioners and by the Bolton community. From time to time, Blessed Sacrament has joined with local churches for combined services. Sousa said she is grateful to all the people of Bolton Landing for making her time her so gratifying.
There will be a retirement get-together from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15 at the Lakeside Lodge & Grill. Everyone is welcome to stop by to wish her well. There will be a brunch buffet, so RSVP by Dec. 8 to the church office at 644-3861.
Shop local; attend stores’ open houses
Bolton Landing shops and restaurants will kick off the holiday season with two open house weekends. Local merchants and restaurants will join with American Express to celebrate the Shop Small movement on Nov. 30 for Small Business Saturday, offering refreshments and holiday specials. American Express is giving their cxard members who register their card for event a $10 statement credit when they spend $10 or more at local businesses. Avoid the crowds on Nov. 30, spend the day shopping in Bolton Landing for unique holiday gifts, enjoy lunch or dinner at a restaurant, and qualify to receive an American Express credit of $10.
Chamber officials remind area residents that each of the local businesses is family owned and operated.
The celebration will continue with a second Bolton Landing merchant open house on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. For details, contact the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce (518) 644-3831.
Holiday wreath-making workshop set
Join the staff at Up Yonda Farm Educational Center as they create evergreen wreaths for the holidays.
The workshop is set for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7. The wreaths will be about 17 inches in diameter when completed, and they will contain the greens of one’s choice: balsam, cedar, pine, or ground pine.
All supplies are to be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring some special decorations. The workshop is appropriate for children, too. The fee per wreath is $10 to the public, $8 for members. There is a $4 parking charge. Reservations are required, and space is limited. To register, call 644-9767 or see: upyondafarm.com.