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Monday, November 30, 2009

Medgyesi TV dinner



MmMmm Good!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, a fun Light Up Night and enjoyed the long weekend.

We greatly enjoyed our 'first' Thanksgiving as husband and wife minus meat.

I've started taking pics of all our cooking and baking adventures, food photography is a challenge and can be very satisfying.

Best wishes for a good night, all!

This is SO my bread and butter, literally

More Cake Pops

Another fun one


it's Vietnam

So we are left with an open ended commitment to an unwinable war. Read more in the Huffington Post.

I love this! I love bunnies too. lol Enjoy!!

Laurel Mountain Quilters -Tuesday

Join in December and don't pay dues until 2010~~
See you tomorrow!
Bring your lunch or just stop and visit.

LIGONIER'S LANDMARK BAKERY

Our soup of the day is HOMEMADE BEEF VEGETABLE. Stop in and warm up with some nice warm soup on this cold rainy Monday.

We carry Boar's Head meats and cheeses . You are able to enjoy this fine product either on a sandwich or by the pound.

The best coffee in town is here at at only $1.00 for a 12 oz cup.

We also have lattes, cappucinos, and espressos either flavored or unflavored.

Now taking orders for Christmas cookies, nutrolls, biscotti, etc. Order early.

Thanks for your time and we hope to see you soon.

A Fascinating Program Will Be Offered Next Week

The Valley Senior Center of Ligonier will be hosting Hank Baughman on Dec. 8 from 2:00 to 3:00 in the Heritage Center located at 135 Kalassay Drive, Ligonier. This free program called "Fantastic Stories and Fabulous Facts" presents fascinating information about life, death, human consciousness and mind-to-mind communication. Hank, a long time Pittsburgh area broadcast and print journalist, became a serious researcher into human consciousness following an auto accident that two members of his family knew about without being told. Hank combines his own and others experiences with frontier science to bring people fresh and exciting information that reaffirms our fundamental spiritual essense and gives us new energy and optimism for day to day living. You are invited to hear this most interesting presentation on Dec. 8 and perhaps join Hank in some discussion of your own experiences over refreshments afterward! Pre-registration would be helpful but not mandatory; please call 724-238-7942.

from the Journal of an Emerging Artist.....Lauren Adams



First off, here is one of my newest paintings, November 28th, completed out at Prickett's Creek. It's a smaller, 16 x 13" piece. I had a difficult time getting a decent shot of it, so hopefully I will be able to post a better picture later. 
 
 
Last week I mentioned that I have some news about an exhibit. I'm very excited to be showing at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley from August 14th - November 6th, 2010. It will be a two person exhibition with furniture designer Brian Ferrell. His work is fantastic, check out his website here : http://www.brianferrelldesigns.com/. For more information about SAMA, see here: http://www.sama-art.org/.


Read more on her blog.

the artist died June 2, 1915





Alexander learned drawing by copying illustrations from Harper's Weekly magazine. He spent his boyhood in a small studio overlooking a narrow street in Pittsburgh, rowing a skiff down the Ohio River and trekking along the foothills toward Ligonier.

The Salvation Army Giving Trees are coming alive in Ligonier again this year.

I saw Carol and Dave's Roadhouse has their tree ready to go.  Abigail's has agreed to do a joint project with the Ligonier Living blog this year.  Between the two trees there are lots of opportunities to give if you have the desire and ability.  The usual Salvation Army Giving Tree is full of tags for children.   Each tag has a few hints of items the child has asked Santa to send.  You can buy one or more on the items. 

We're doing something a bit different this year with the Abigail's tree.  The tree will include tags for children AND elderly.  The elderly folks are receiving a food basket for the holidays and Mitzi at the Salvation Army thought it would be nice to include a hat and scarf.  These tags will just say male or female so you know what kind of hat and scarf to purchase.


In either case, child or elderly, do not wrap the gifts.  place them in a bag and attach the tag.  Take the bag to wherever you picked up the tag - Roadhouse or Abigail's.  In the case of the Abigail's tree, you may also drop the gifts off at my office, The Closing Specialists.

Good morning, Ligonier! How lovely you look this morning in the rain with the lanterns still burning.


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

I think these are hilarious.


PINK GLOVE DANCE

Neat song.
Fun video.
All for Breast Cancer Awareness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEdVfyt-mLw

Enjoy this and pass it on. The more hits the video gets, the larger the donation by the glove manufacturer to fight breast cancer.

Vintage

check it out! She's got lots of vintage stuff. Curiosity shop.
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More wall art

At the curiosity shop. Really makes you curious right? Just never know what's in there.
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Enjoying the gorgeous day

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My paternal grandmother liked to bake. She's the taller of the two. ;)


I never met Clara.  She died when my father was a young boy.  I have in the family trunk a little spiral notebook in which she wrote some recipes.  Thought you might enjoy them since cookie baking is on many a mind this time of year.

Leb Kuchen

2 cups sugar
beat in 4 eggs
add 3/4 cup honey
1/2 lb. blanched almonds cut lengthwise
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon soda
2 oz. candied orange peel
2 oz. candied lemon peel
2 oz. candied citron
Bake 30 min. in a moderate oven in flat pan and cut in oblong pieces.
Ice with confection icing.

Cookies

1 lb. sugar or 2 1/2 cups
5/8 lb. butter or 1 1/4 cups
3 eggs
flour enough to stiffen roll and cut
sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon

German Cookies

1/2 lb. sugar
1/2 lb. lard
1 lb. powdered sugar
6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 teaspoons baking powder
enough flour to roll out and cut
Bake 12 minutes.

Drop-Cakes

1 lb. sugar
1 lb. butter cream together
6 eggs (whole) beat in 1 at a time
about 3 cups flour mix 1 at a time
the rind and juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
1/2 lb. currants
Drop by spoonsful on well greased cookie sheet with butter spread out and bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Ice Box Cookies

1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs (unbeaten)
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter (or half & half) and sugar, beat in the eggs then vanilla, add the dry ingredients which have been sifted together.  Make in two rolls and let stand in a cool place overnight.  Cut and bake then eat.  This is good.

Fruit Cookies

1 cup shortening
2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup chopped dates
2/3 cup nuts
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
Cream shortening & sugar for 2 min. add eggs vanilla, salt, nutmeg & milk and beat 3 min.  Add rest of ingredients.  Drop on greased baking sheet.  Bake 12 min. in mod. oven.

Tub or washers

The curiosity shop has them.
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Wall art!

Pop into the curiosity shop and check it out.
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events by Ligonier Country Inn

Darryl Strodes
Friday, December 04, 2009
Darryl Strodes is back in town for a night of great music, fun and food! Join us in PJ's Pub at 6:30pm.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 05, 2009
9:30 AM
Come enjoy a great breakfast and visit with Santa.
$7.00 Adults, $4.00 kids 3-10



events by Ligonier Radio

  • DECEMBER: Candlelight tours of the Compass Inn continue on Saturdays and Sundays through December 13. Details at (724) 238-6818.
  • DECEMBER: Through Christmas there is free two-hour parking on Saturdays in Ligonier for shoppers.
  • DECEMBER 5: Ligonier Library Tree Decorating Party. Begins at 3PM. Seasonal stories read, refreshments, and a visit from Santa.
  • DECEMBER 5: The Southern Allegheny Museum of Art will have a Holiday Home Tour. Reservations by calling (724) 238-6015.
  • DECEMBER 5-6: The Valley Players present "A Ligonier Christmas." For information and show times call (724) 238-6514.
  • DECEMBER 5-13: The Festival of Lights in Ligonier Town Hall from noon-7PM. Call for details at (724) 238-6818..
  • DECEMBER 5-13: Gingerbread House Contest at the Ramada Inn. Proceeds benefit Christian Charities.
  • DECEMBER 6: Townwide open house. Enjoy entertainment while shopping downtown Ligonier.
  • DECEMBER 11: Friday Night at the YMCA For Kids grades 5-8. Games, swimming, pizza.
  • DECEMBER 12: The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor presents "An Affair with Lincoln" at the Southern Allegheny Museum of Art. Info at (724) 238-9030.
  • DECEMBER 12: Ligonier Marching Band Sub Sale around the Diamond from 9AM-12NOON. Support our band!
  • DECEMBER 12: "An Affair With Lincoln" at the Southern Allegheny Museum of Art. Call (724) 238-9030 for details.

events by Chamber

  • Festival of Lights opens 1st Saturday. December 5th - 13th, 2009, noon to 7 pm.
    Features decorated trees and handcrafted gift boutique.

  • Christmas Candelight Tours of Compass Inn - December 5th-6th & 12th-13th, 2009

  • Gingerbread House Contest - Dec. 4th -13th, 2009 - Ramada Inn

  • Town Wide Open House - December 6th, 2009 - Noon to 5pm. Buggy Rides, Kettle Korn Man, entertainment and stores will offer refreshments in the shops and a festive Christmas atmosphere.

  • An Affair with Lincoln - December 12th, 2009 - 6pm to 9pm at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Benefits the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. For tickets call 724-238-9030.

Good morning, Ligonier!


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events by Earth Lotus

December Workshops & Open Houses
Restoratives Yoga - Every Friday during the month of December (4th, 11th, 18th)
from 6:00pm -7:30 pm ($13 or class card)

Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice with Melissa

Saturday, December 5th from 3:15pm - 4:45pm ($25)
Learn techniques to explore & enjoy your yoga practice at home.  Experience the difference a daily practice can make in your life!  Pre-Registration is recommended.

Holiday Open House at Hydration Skin Care Studio
15 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg
Saturday, December 5th from 12pm - 4pm
Enjoy an afternoon of Holiday Shopping with Silpada Jewelry, Global Lovin' (Fair Trade clothing & accessories with a Bohemian feel), Tastefully Simple (www.tastefullysimple.com) and then recharge with a chair massage.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please contact Mary Catherine Janicki 724-219-3680 for further information.

Winter Solstice 108 Sun Salutations
Monday, December 21st from 6:00pm -7:30pm ($13 or class card)
Join me for a candlelight practice where we'll explore the lightness within on the shortest day of the year.  All levels welcome.  New students can build up slowly and rest as needed.  We'll conclude the practice by chanting 27 Om's.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sue, do you want to tell us anything :-p

Make sure you read the text under the pic.

I am tardy with this report on our great lunch at Carol and Dave's Roadhouse.

Hubby and I popped out to Carol and Dave's Roadhouse for lunch the day before Thanksgiving.  We usually eat there on Saturdays so a weekday trip was unusual.  Hubby is hooked on their veggie wrap and I  love the BLT wrap.  We both get fruit rather than fries.  The food is ALWAYS good and fresh.  The service is always good but this time I have to say the service was EXCELLENT!  No dilly dallying either.


Nice job!!!

Casa Chapala Second Time Around

Well we went for lunch this time. It was only the two of us and a 6 top. We were told to sit wherever we wanted, so I picked my favorite place....the tables looking out onto the street.

The male waiter took our drink order and never came back. lol We had the cute female waitress and she promptly took our orders. I had the Combination #4, I think it was the Tamale and Bean Tostada. I forget what mum ordered.

We sat there and chatted. The 6 top were a noisy group, probably because of the byob beers and margaritas at Noon :-p. We reminisced about how it used to be and how happy we are that it is back! I was saddened to not get any of the complimentary chips and salsa. Maybe they don't do that anymore. I loved that.

Our food took about 20-30 min. Not too bad. It tasted pretty good like before. Anyone that has never gone there thinking the food is too spicy or anything like that, don't be. It was NOT spicy in the least and I have never had anything there that was. My mum can eat there and spicy does not go well with her. So give it a try. As we ate mum quietly said well I never did get my ginger ale. I didn't even realize! Wish she had said earlier. We were almost done and when the waitress finally came back to check on us mum asked for her ginger ale. lol

All in all it was a 3.5 for me out of 5. I think they still need to work out some kinks and get into the swing of things. Yes, I can be a bit critical, but as you know Diane, when you've worked in the restaurant business you know what is expected and what is reasonable. I'm going to try it again. I did call to see if they were open for lunch and if we needed a reservation. 724 238 7399. He said no just for dinner. I also overheard the waitress telling the other table they look to have their liquor license by January. Let's hope! The other table had margaritas and beer that they brought and the waitress provided the ice, etc.

Check it out and give it a try and let them know of any praises or complaints. I am glad they are back and hope that they thrive and provide the type of food and service we all grew to love :)

The flying chef

Check out the gifts!!
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Ligonier Radio is playing on the Diamond.

What a great idea!

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Trying it again

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Good morning, Ligonier!


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Friday, November 27, 2009

Congrats to Ligonier resident, Liz Silvis.

While Liz Silvis might be the new director of the Greater Scottdale Choral Society, she is by no means new to the group.

From the time she was born, Silvis participated in the choral society's practices while her mother sang and she was passed around.

By the time Silvis was in high school, she was singing in the group and now, at the age of 28, she is leading the group.

"I went to college for music and it's a dream come true to be able to work with adults," Silvis said. "With high school students you get a lot of the drama that comes along with them, but with adults, they are purely doing this because they love to sing."

Read more in the Daily Courier.

pretty Ligonier!


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Missed you heather
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Christmas cactus

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still stuck...oh well...have fun .....

later alligator....

well for some reason the Ligcam is stuck at 6:04.......

Santa's advance team of elves playing games?

okay!


pre-parade peek


events by The Ivy Cafe...

News & Events In Ligonier
 
Light Up Night and Santa's Arrival 
 November 27th, 2009 - Friday after Thanksgiving 6:00pm
 
Festival of Lights
 opens 1st Saturday. December 5th - 13th, 2009,
noon to 7 pm. In Ligonier Town Hall

Christmas Candelight Tours of Compass Inn  December 5th-6th & 12th-13th, 2009

Gingerbread House Contest 
 Dec. 4th -13th, 2009 - Ramada Inn
 
Town Wide Open House 
 December 6th, 2009 - Noon to 5pm. Buggy Rides, Kettle Korn Man, entertainment and stores will offer refreshments in the shops and a festive Christmas atmosphere.
 
Holiday Home Tour
Saturday December 5, 2009 10am-5pm
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
offers a delightful Christmas tour of the area's most beautiful & unique homes & The Compass Inn 
Call SAMA for more info 724-238-6015
Look for our lunch coupon below!
 
Schedule your Holiday Party Now
Bookings are available for your company or personal Holiday parties. Our private dining room can
host 2-60 people and has a full bar!
We can tailor a Festive Event to any budget.
Call Lisa for more information
724-995-1050
 
 
 See you Tonight at The Ivy Cafe!

a natural way to decorate for the holidays...

"Take a look at pachysandra right now," she says. "It's green and could make nice decoration."
Kubrick says the phrase "right now" is the key to that idea. Given some cold, it loses its color and is usefulness, he warns. so the chance of using them might fade away fast.

Other less-obvious choices also can produce good results, says Diane Kellner from Little Hollow Garden in Ligonier. For instance, milkweed seed pods open up and suggest the wings of angels, she says.

Read more in the Tribune Review.
In a similar manner, chestnut burrs can be spray-painted green or red and added to a display.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Christmas Light-up Night will be held tonight in Ligonier.

The Ligonier Valley High School Marching Band will lead Santa to the Ligonier Town Hall to flip the switch to illuminate the decorated Diamond at 6:30.


Find more fun post-turkey day items in the Tribune Democrat.

Good morning, Ligonier. You looked glorious this morning in that lovely snow fall.


Ligcam

Wasn't it fun to wake up to those large flakes?  It was Ginko's first look at snow.  In the office last year, I don't think he really noticed it through those windows.  This morning he was at the sliding glass door dying to go out.  He didn't last long but I'm sure he'll get used to it when we go for a walk later.

I heard dogs and guns in the woods this morning.  Lots of guns lately.

I want this, too cute! :)


Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders

First Good Snow Fall



The first good snow fall of the season is upon us.  If you are out and about drive carefully.  The roads may be slick in spots.  Enjoy!
PJ

Potatoes and my grandma

I stayed home on Thanksgiving with puppy who was having a bad day. I fished a pot roast out of the freezer. I love the veggies cooked in the oven with the roast and, since, I have become essentially meatless, the roast will go to an elderly friend. While I was peeling the potatoes with a paring knife, I thought of my grandma Leonelli. Why use a paring knife instead of a peeler? Because she didn't like peelers, did her peeling with a knife. Why do I scour the kitchen sink every night before I go to bed? Because that's what she did. It used to drive the ex crazy when I did certain things. After a while I would just give him a look and he would say "I know...that's the way your mother/grandmother did it". I have been even more surprised in my life by the gestures, voice tones, phrases I have inherited from family. When my older brother ends a phone conversation, he always says "Mmmm, bye" just like my mom. I told him this once and he was unaware of doing it. What about you?

I will close by saying that the most surprising thing of all is the morning about 18 months ago when I looked into the bathroom mirror and grandma looked back!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

....but I should have said,,,,

HAUOLI LA HOOMAIKAI!!!!!!

(Happy Thanksgiving in Hawaiian)

Mahola for your friendship!!

Happy Thanksgiving

ALOHA!!!!!

i am sitting in front of the ocean in a beautiful condo, with wonderful turkey and other sumptuous thanksgiving smells wafting under and into my nose...why am i just sitting here slobbering? well, while the ladies in the group (inluding me) spent the day shopping, sightseeing, lunching, and ice creaming, my cousin mark prepared the dinner...the WHOLE SHAZZZAAAMMMM! it smells fantabulous, even though we just devoured double dips of ice cream less than an hour ago....at this moment in time, while i am writing this, my mouth is awaiting the mai tai or two that are being brought up by my cousin's wife, dawn.....do i have it made, or what?!!!!

am i missing ligonier and all my best buds, and mellow mike, and the christmas season starting tomorrow? you bet you life i do...but maybe just not enough to climb into plane heading east
just yet...

AND KIM........., just as i was trying to call you back, my phone landed in the ocean ......it's deader than a doornail, and the phone store is not open today....

oooooooooooooops!! gotta go!! mai tais are being served!!!!!

Free advertisement

I just wanted to let local businesses know about google maps. I just gave my store location information as well as hours, product descriptions and pics. You can't beat free advertisement. Take a look at it. I was surprised how much info you can add for free.
Sincerely,
Heather
The Flying Chef

Good morning, Ligonier. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



The turkey is in the oven.  Ginko and Kitty have no idea what the heck is going on with the furniture in different places.  ;)  I'm loathe to set the table for fear they will jump up on it.  Yoi.  Well, gotta do what ya gotta do.  Hubby will just have to stand guard.  Time to start the broccoli casserole but before I do I just want to say thank you to YOU.  Ligonier Living has turned into a wonderful place to be just because of YOU.  Thanks for reading.  Thanks for commenting.  Thanks for posting.  Thanks for tolerating.  Thanks for laughing.

Ligonier is a place.
Ligonier is a community.
Ligonier is a state of mind.




Enjoy.

November

November

by Thomas Hood

No sun--no moon!
No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk--no proper time of day--
No sky--no earthly view--
No distance looking blue--

No road--no street--
No "t'other side the way"--
No end to any Row--
No indications where the Crescents go--

No top to any steeple--
No recognitions of familiar people--
No courtesies for showing 'em--
No knowing 'em!

No mail--no post--
No news from any foreign coast--
No park--no ring--no afternoon gentility--
No company--no nobility--

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member--
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
November!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

yes it's true, it's so true...;)

ski slope project moving along...

That could be especially true in Jenner Township. Laurel Mountain Village housing development is not part of the ski area or the state park, but Seven Springs now owns many undeveloped lots in the village and could rejuvenate that area.

“At this time, we have not addressed any plans for those lots, as we have been focusing on the ski facilities,” Weltz said.

But any progress at Laurel Mountain Village would be enthusiastically received by Jenner Township officials.

The township is doing its part to encourage that progress. 



Read more in the Tribune Democrat.

~*From USA to Argentina*~

 Kristen, a Junior at Ligonier Valley High School, wants to become an AFS Exchange Student.  Read about her journey here:




HELP WANTED: clerical

Hey, I need a meticulous - very detailed - kinda person to update and maintain our database.  This is a part time position [20 to 30 hours per week] during the hours of 9 and 4.  Schedule is flexible within those hours.  Applicant must be computer literate.  Accuracy and the ability to follow instructions are our primary needs along with the willingness to work well within a team. 

If you are interested, please e-mail a resume to dianecipa@gmail.com.  Please do not call or drop off resume.  Those with resumes of interest will be contacted for a pre-interview computer test.  All applicants must be able to pass a credit and security check.

Starting pay is $10 per hour plus some benefits.

Twist on the 10 Commandments...and shopping!

1. I am the Lord your God. Recognize that stuff isn’t going to make you happy, but faith in whatever it is you believe in, love, and understanding are what’s important. The iPhone can wait.

2. You Shall Have No Other Gods Before You. That Wii may be cool, but making it the focal point of your life isn’t doing anyone any good. Get yourself out into nature for a few minutes. Play with your kids. Read a book.

3. You Shall Not Make Wrongful Use of the Name of Your God. As in “So help me God, I’ll kill you if you don’t let go of that Suzie Barfs-A-Lot Doll.” That’s just not neighborly.

4. Remember the Sabbath and Keep It Holy. A stretch on this one, but maybe we could all take a day or two off each week from consuming and do some good instead? Just a thought.

5. Honor Your Mother and Father. Ask yourself “Would my parents be proud of how I’m acting?”

6. You Shall Not Murder. Ya see, it doesn’t say, “unless something is 20 percent below cost,” it just says don’t do it. Simple.

7. You shall not commit adultery. Not touching that one (pun intended).

8. You Shall Not Steal. Let that little girl have the doll she’s holding. Sure you’re bigger and can take it before her mommy sees, but come on.

9. You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor.
All right, this one doesn’t work so much, but it’s still a good idea to keep an eye on, no?

10. You Shall Not Covet Anything That Belongs To Your Neighbor. Simply put, let the Joneses be the Joneses and let the Smiths be the Smiths. The things that you have that are important can’t be bought and can’t be sold. They are learned and passed along from one generation to the next. Take a look at who you are, and stop worrying about everyone else.

Bottom line is this: We all need to wake up and recognized that we are being played. Somehow we’ve bought into this notion that owning bigger and better stuff makes us bigger and better people. When in fact it makes us shallower and hollower. Last Friday proved that quite well. So here’s to next Back Friday when the stores are empty, the aisles deserted, and everyone is home with their families having made a decision about what is truly important, and acted upon it.

"In Long Island, N.Y., a frenzied crowd outside a Wal-Mart stampeded in as the entrance was opened “ripping the doors off their hinges,” injuring four people including a woman in her eighth month of pregnancy, and trampling and killing a 34-year-old employee. In an effort not to be outdone by the East Coast, hours later, two fathers in a Toys R Us in California, shot and killed each other after a dispute between their wives. It remains unclear what started the dispute (it may have been gang related), but they were there for the sales, and I’m guessing their kids’ lives will never be the same.

All over the country, crowds surged, people shoved, mothers grabbed, fathers ran, children cried–all in all a really wonderful way to bring in the holiday season don’t you think? "

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Buy Nothing Day

Now as much as I'm about supporting small ma and pa shops and our local treasures, I am not for the corporate crap. I am guilty like almost everyone else, but I HATE the fact that last year a man DIED because of selfish, barbarian, horrible people. How can you trample over a human being and leave them to die.

I have a love hate with shopping. I am more into pre loved and vintage things rather than mass produced, lower quality pieces. I like to find a treasure. It can be expensive or cheap, just as long as I love it and it speaks to me.

I have never shopped on Black Friday, not sure why. I don't like the name, I do know what it refers to.

Please be safe and think about either shopping locally and at small stores or Buy nothing! :)

Read more.

Ligonier Sweet Shop has a new web site. You can shop online!



Two Tier Box of Surprises

The gift begins with the smaller version of the four tier unique presentation box. Presented in a heavyweight manufacture calling to mind a tasteful jewelry box, two drawers open to offer treats of 9 flavors of Paras American truffles and nine ounces of milk and dark chocolate pecan and cashew slowpokes (Turtles).
Shipped with a festive holiday bow.

Two Tier Box          TTB-1          $35.00

Good morning, Ligonier!


Ligcam

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Best ornaments

Had to decorate the tree this week because of company coming and wanting relax and enjoy them. Well have an early christmas. That's what holidays are about family and enjoyment.
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not saying a darn thing....... ;)


Bill Pribisco took some nice shots at rehearsal last night.



Getting ready for the Ligonier Christmas show.

Better contact the theater and get your tickets.

It's gonna be a good one!


[Hey, there's Joe!]

Mellow Mike is at the Ligonier Country Inn this evening...



We'll be in the main dining room since the bar was a bit tight last time.
Should have lots of leg room there.  ;)

6:30 to 9:00ish

Come to eat, drink, smile, laugh, sing, relax, go nuts and get mellow.

poetry
music
drums
good people


Mellow Mike is an open forum.  Please come. 
Bring a poem to read.  Bring a guitar.  Bring your smile. 
Even though the Ligonier Country Inn
isn't normally open on Tuesdays, it's open for you tonight!