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Treasures from sunken Spanish galleon set for auction in NYC

July 7, 2015 Posted by admin



NEW YORK A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month.

Nuestra Senora de Atocha went down in a violent hurricane in 1622 near the Florida Keys laden with New World gold while en route to Spain. It was among a fleet of nine ships that were lost at sea; hundreds of people perished, including nobility who brought along their personal jewels.

Treasure hunter Mel Fisher searched 16 years for it before discovering the Atocha motherlode in 1985. What he found was the stuff of legends — 40 tons of silver and gold, fine Colombian emeralds and over 1,000 silver bars.

On Aug. 5, Guernsey’s will auction 40 select items from the doomed ship. They represent some of Mel and Dorothy Fisher’s favorite pieces, said their daughter, Taffi Fisher Abt. Fisher died in 1998; his wife, Dorothy, died in 2009.

They include two spectacular gold chains. One, called a “money chain,” has big links the size of a thumbnail and extends past the waist. Fisher wore it on the “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” soon after the ship’s discovery.

In the Colonial era, the Spanish king placed a 20 percent tariff on gold bullion called the Royal Fifth. But if the gold was turned into jewelry, the tax was forgiven.

Each link of the “money chain” is of equal size and weight and could be twisted off and used as formal currency. It could bring $90,000 to $120,000.

The other chain features ornate carved links that come down to the knees — a favorite Fisher Abt’s mother. It could sell for $40,000 to $50,000.

“It’s real high-carat gold. … Purer than any gold you’d buy in a store today,” she said.

Other highlights include an intricate gold spoon of Peruvian and Spanish origin. It’s believed to have been used during Communion by priests who sailed to the Americas to convert the natives to Christianity, said Fisher Abt. The spoon’s black enamel neck is decorated with scrolling flora and birds and a carved masculine face flanked by condors, a symbol of royalty among the Inca people. It’s estimated to bring $160,000 to $180,000.

Also up for auction is the Bezoar Stone, which was believed to remove poisons and toxins from liquids. The pendant, about the size of an egg, is encased in a gold mounting with four arms grasping the stone. It was meant to hang from a chain so it could easily be dipped into a cup; when the stone color changed, it signified no toxins were present. The piece is actually not a stone, but an organic mass taken from a two-stomached animal like a llama or goat. Today, it is highly valued by the Chinese for medicinal reasons. Its pre-sale estimate is $28,000-$35,000.

The Guernsey’s sale also will offer about 100 silver coins from the Atocha sister ship, the Santa Margarita, ranging from $1,000 to many thousands depending on condition, said Guernsey’s president Arlan Ettinger.

A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit the Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation, which provides defibrillators to schools nationwide.

Article source: http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20150706/treasures-from-sunken-spanish-galleon-set-for-auction-in-nyc

Treasures From Sunken Spanish Galleon Set for Auction

July 6, 2015 Posted by admin

A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month.

Nuestra Senora de Atocha went down in a violent hurricane in 1622 near the Florida Keys laden with New World gold while en route to Spain. It was among a fleet of nine ships that were lost at sea; hundreds of people perished, including nobility who brought along their personal jewels.

Treasure hunter Mel Fisher searched 16 years for it before discovering the Atocha motherlode in 1985. What he found was the stuff of legends — 40 tons of silver and gold, fine Colombian emeralds and over 1,000 silver bars.

On Aug. 5, Guernsey’s will auction 40 select items from the doomed ship. They represent some of Mel and Dorothy Fisher’s favorite pieces, said their daughter, Taffi Fisher Abt. Fisher died in 1998; his wife, Dorothy, died in 2009.

They include two spectacular gold chains. One, called a “money chain,” has big links the size of a thumbnail and extends past the waist. Fisher wore it on the “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” soon after the ship’s discovery.

In the Colonial era, the Spanish king placed a 20 percent tariff on gold bullion called the Royal Fifth. But if the gold was turned into jewelry, the tax was forgiven.

Each link of the “money chain” is of equal size and weight and could be twisted off and used as formal currency. It could bring $90,000 to $120,000.

The other chain features ornate carved links that come down to the knees — a favorite Fisher Abt’s mother. It could sell for $40,000 to $50,000.

“It’s real high-carat gold. … Purer than any gold you’d buy in a store today,” she said.

Other highlights include an intricate gold spoon of Peruvian and Spanish origin. It’s believed to have been used during Communion by priests who sailed to the Americas to convert the natives to Christianity, said Fisher Abt. The spoon’s black enamel neck is decorated with scrolling flora and birds and a carved masculine face flanked by condors, a symbol of royalty among the Inca people. It’s estimated to bring $160,000 to $180,000.

Also up for auction is the Bezoar Stone, which was believed to remove poisons and toxins from liquids. The pendant, about the size of an egg, is encased in a gold mounting with four arms grasping the stone. It was meant to hang from a chain so it could easily be dipped into a cup; when the stone color changed, it signified no toxins were present. The piece is actually not a stone, but an organic mass taken from a two-stomached animal like a llama or goat. Today, it is highly valued by the Chinese for medicinal reasons. Its pre-sale estimate is $28,000-$35,000.

The Guernsey’s sale also will offer about 100 silver coins from the Atocha sister ship, the Santa Margarita, ranging from $1,000 to many thousands depending on condition, said Guernsey’s president Arlan Ettinger.

A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit the Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation, which provides defibrillators to schools nationwide.

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/treasures-sunken-spanish-galleon-set-auction-32244335

European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain

July 5, 2015 Posted by admin

A man jumps from a bridge into the canal of Ourcq in Paris, France, Friday, July 3, 2015. A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing unusually hot weather to Western Europe in recent days, as temperatures in Paris rose to 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Ashe statue cleaned up after Wilder chides city about its condition

July 4, 2015 Posted by admin

Ashe monument

Ashe monument

Ashe monument pictured on Thursday (left) and then on Friday after cleanup.



Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 5:38 pm

Ashe statue cleaned up after Wilder chides city about its condition

BY PAIGE LESKIN
Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Daily Progress

The plants at the base of the Arthur Ashe statue have been cleaned up following a series of tweets from former Richmond Mayor and Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder that chided the city for its lack of upkeep of the landscaping.

The tweets from Wilder, who was the first black governor elected in the nation, stated that the Ashe memorial was the only one of the many statues along Monument Avenue “surrounded with weeds and undergrowth,” and asked the city to respect the monument, which was put up in 1996.

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go calendar – Glens Falls Post

July 3, 2015 Posted by admin

friday

exhibit

Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Exhibition in Hoopes Gallery featuring a selection of Homer’s work from the permanent collection at The Hyde. This selection focuses on the artist’s chronicling of American life through paintings and etchings.

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, this exhibition features drawings Warhol created during the later years of his career. This exhibition is the inspiration for our summer events such as Can You Dig It?, Dog Day of August, A Brush A Drink, and more.

for the kids

Lego Mania Free Building Time, 11 a.m. to noon, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. Drop-in Lego building time for ages 4 and older. No sign-up required. Stop by to build with the library’s Lego collection.

music

WiFi Open Mic Night, 7 to 10 p.m., Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls.

outdoors

Moreau Lake Kayak, 10 a.m. to noon, Moreau Lake State Park. Summer is here, come learn kayaking with us. This wonderful summertime paddle is a great way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The park naturalist will lead this beginner’s paddle around the lake, pointing out signs of animal activity and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours’ advanced notice; call 793-0511.

social

Bolton Landing Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Bolton Landing. Rain or shine, with more than 40 vendors, featuring local farm produce, spirits, wine and beer, cheeses, meats, eggs, baked goods, cut flowers, alpaca wool, artisan breads, mushrooms, honey, maple syrup, apples, coffee, candles, pottery, lamps, jewelry and many more crafts. Plus, a Garden of Zen area, with Reiki, relaxation techniques and chair massage available.

workshop

Weave A Novelty Yarn Scarf on a Floor Loom with Grace Mandle, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne. Tuition $115. Member Tuition $105. Fibers originally only used by knitters are now being incorporated into woven items — like scarves. The looms will be prepared for you, with a strong warp of either tensel or rayon, interspersed with various random pieces of chunky, shiny, thicker fibers. You will choose your complementing colors and learn to weave them into a soft one-of-a-kind scarf. At the end of the class, you will be shown how to finish your piece with either a damascus edging or braided fringe. Excellent class for beginners as well as experienced weavers. Tuition — $105 for members; $115 for the public — includes all materials.

saturday

exhibit

Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Exhibition in Hoopes Gallery featuring a selection of Homer’s work from the permanent collection at The Hyde. This selection focuses on the artist’s chronicling of American life through paintings and etchings.

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, this exhibition features drawings Warhol created during the later years of his career. This exhibition is the inspiration for our summer events such as Can You Dig It?, Dog Day of August, A Brush A Drink, and more.

outdoors

Firecracker4, 9 a.m. to noon, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs. Start the Fourth with an invigorating run through the beautiful streets of Saratoga Springs. Course is USATF-certified 4-mile with B-tag timing. Race features live entertainment along the course, awards, prizes, refreshments, large vendor courtyard, goody bags and Asics running shirts donated by Fleet Feet Sports. Register early to get your personalized Firecracker4 race bib. Grab your friends and family and create a “Running In Colors” race team. Top 3 teams will receive a donation to the charity of their choice. Visit www.firecracker4.com for details.

social

North End Local Showcase, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thurman Station, Thurman. July Fourth marks the kick-off of the North End Local Showcase at Thurman Station, 799 route 418, Thurman, in cooperation with Saratoga and North Creek Railway. Meet Winefred Martin, who will teach how to make paper beads and sell her Lucyann jewelry and stained glass stepping stones. Donna Wormwood will display and sell Adirondack rustic miniature scale and half-scale furniture and Wild by Nature watercolors, demonstrating her painting technique. Persis Granger will don the garb of an 1890s Adirondack farmwife, invite visitors to help churn butter and sample the finished product while she talks about life in Thurman in the 1890s, the setting of her novel, “Adirondack Gold,” and its sequel, “A Summer of Strangers,” a book with pivotal scenes set at the original Thurman Station, built around 1870.

Saratoga Food Tours, noon to 2:30 p.m., High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs. Experience the tastes of Saratoga while learning about what makes our area so special. The tour starts at Saratoga Farmers Market, where there are tasting some of cheeses, tapinades and homemade jams produced by local food artisans. At the same time, guides will tell you the inside history of Saratoga and the area’s farm community.

sunday

exhibit

Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Exhibition in Hoopes Gallery featuring a selection of Homer’s work from the permanent collection at The Hyde. This selection focuses on the artist’s chronicling of American life through paintings and etchings.

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, this exhibition features drawings Warhol created during the later years of his career. This exhibition is the inspiration for our summer events such as Can You Dig It?, Dog Day of August, A Brush A Drink, and more.

for the kids

Scavenger Hunt, noon to 1 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park. Summer is here and the kids are getting antsy. Come enjoy a scavenger hunt organized by our park educator. Reservations are required with 24 hours’ advance notice; call 793-0511.

music

Bride Groom Indi-Folk Duo at The Revival, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Revival, Wells. The Revival is happy to welcome back singer/songwriter Jesse Daniel Smith and cellist Kaitlyn Raitz, who are the indi-folk duo Bride Groom, 7:30 p.m., as they continue their “On The Run” tour from Montreal to Nashville. Reservations strongly suggested. 924-2041 or email therevivalhall@gmail.com.​ $10 donation. The Revival is located at 1441 Main St., Wells.

social

Discovery Day, 1 to 3 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Family-friendly tours and activities for all ages. Now offered the first Sunday of each month. (Discovery Day will no longer be the second Sunday of each month.)

monday

for the kids

2015 Summer Enrichment, SUNY Adirondack. Summer enrichment programming will run at the Queensbury campus July 6 to 23, for students completing grades 3 to 9. This program offers three weeks of fun-filled courses designed to offer engaging, hands-on learning opportunities that will allow students to think creatively, work collaboratively and independently, problem solve and expand their horizons. In addition to some of our most popular classes such as Outdoor Challenge, Robotics with VEX IQ, The Twelve Days of Science and Write it! Cast it! Film it!, new offerings include Just Cook It, Maker Space Camp, Music Projects and Permaculture Club. Also, in partnership with WSWHE BOCES, a two-week STEAM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is offered at Wilton Center for students completing grades 8 and 9. STEAM Camp is offered from July 13 to 24, and is a fantastic opportunity for rising freshman and sophomores to explore three areas of technology in just two weeks: Animation Graphics Software, Computer Hardware Networking and Robotics Automation. The final day of the program will be a field trip to local businesses. Transportation is available between Queensbury High School and Wilton Center. View the entire Summer Enrichment brochure and details at www.sunyacc.edu/academics/continuinged/youth/summerenrichment. To register, please call the Continuing Education office at 743-2238 or emailconted@sunyacc.edu.

Harrisena Community Vacation Bible School 2015, 9 a.m. to noon, Harrisena Community Church, Queensbury. Free five-day Vacation Bible School from July 6 to 10. Open to all children ages preschool to 12 years old. This year’s theme is “Mt. Everest” and will include: music, games, stories, snack and an imagination station. Time is from 9 a.m. to noon. Do not miss out on this high-quality free program. Please call 792-1902 for more information and registration.

music

Marty Wendell to Rock at Series Opener in Athol, 7 to 9 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Field, Athol. Thurman’s free Monday Night Concerts in the Park, with the rollicking tunes of Rockabilly Hall of Fame recording artist, Marty Wendell and His Tour Band. Wendell in 2014 celebrated his 50th anniversary of making music and received a prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award.” He has shared the stage with a long list of legendary artists including Arlo Guthrie, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. He recorded in the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, where Elvis, Johnny Cash and many other recording stars cut their first records. His performances remind audiences just how good genuine rockabilly music can be. He plays rockabilly classics and oldies from the Golden Age of Rock and Roll as well as some of his original songs like “’57 Chevy” and he will offer his new CD, “A Real Good Run,” for sale at the concert. Marty’s family-friendly shows are always exciting, enjoyed by people of all ages and are just plain fun. Children are invited to arrive at 6 p.m., an hour before concert time, to enjoy the Thurman Book Connection Ice Cream Social for young readers. Kids may take home books to read and share with family members. Kids should bring Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa and stay for the concert at 7 p.m. Concert guests may wish to bring a folding chair, and should wear layered clothing for fickle mountain weather.

outdoors

Mud Pond Hike, 10 a.m. to noon, Moreau Lake State Park. Enjoy a hike along the nature trail and around mud pond. A naturalist will point out some beautiful wetland birds, wildlife and plants. Reservations are required with 24 hours’ advanced notice; call 793-0511.

tuesday

dance

New York City Ballet opening night, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The New York City Ballet, one of the world’s foremost dance companies, returns to SPAC — the ballet’s permanent annual summer home since 1966. The opening night program includes four classic NYCB ballets choreographed by co-founder and original ballet master, George Balanchine. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Springs Gold Room with Peter Martins, NYCB’s Ballet master-in-chief. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.spac.org, by calling 583-9330, or in person at the Route 50 box office. More info at www.spac.org

exhibit

Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Exhibition in Hoopes Gallery featuring a selection of Homer’s work from the permanent collection at The Hyde. This selection focuses on the artist’s chronicling of American life through paintings and etchings.

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, this exhibition features drawings Warhol created during the later years of his career. This exhibition is the inspiration for our summer events such as Can You Dig It?, Dog Day of August, A Brush A Drink, and more.

for the kids

Art Camp, “Art Now and Then,” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Summer break fun for ages 6 to 12. Learn new drawing, painting and sculpting skills in the Art Studio at The Hyde. This week’s theme will be Art Now and Then, where we will explore art history from Raphael to Andy Warhol and try making art like the masters. Space is limited. To learn more and register, call 792-1761, ext. 327, or email efisher@hydecollection.org.

Preschool Storytime, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Crandall Public Library Children’s Department, Glens Falls. For ages 3 to 5 years and a parent or caregiver. Enjoy songs, finger-plays, puppets, stories and more. No sign-up necessary.

gallery

Open Studio, 1 to 3 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. The Art Studio will be open for art making when you come into the museum. Each week, new materials will be available to create your own masterpiece.

outdoors

Compass Course and Game, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Moreau Lake State Park. Come down to the Nature Center and learn the basics of using a compass and then try your new skills out with some fun games. Reservations are required with 24 hours’ advanced notice; call 793-0511.

social

Two-For-Tuesdays at Adirondack Winery, Adirondack Winery Tasting Room, Lake George. Stop into Adirondack Winery’s Tasting Room and enjoy their two-for-one special. Every Tuesday this summer, you can enjoy two wine slushies or wine cocktails for the price of one.

wednesday

dance

New York City Ballet, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. This evening’s program, “All American,” includes two classic NYCB ballets choreographed by Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine, as well as the acclaimed new ballet by NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. Pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Springs Gold Room with Justin Peck. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.spac.org, by calling 583-9330, or in person at the Route 50 box office.

exhibit

Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Exhibition in Hoopes Gallery featuring a selection of Homer’s work from the permanent collection at The Hyde. This selection focuses on the artist’s chronicling of American life through paintings and etchings.

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, this exhibition features drawings Warhol created during the later years of his career. This exhibition is the inspiration for our summer events such as Can You Dig It?, Dog Day of August, A Brush A Drink, and more.

for the kids

Art Camp, “Art Now and Then,” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Summer break fun for ages 6 to 12. Learn new drawing, painting and sculpting skills in the Art Studio at The Hyde. This week’s theme will be Art Now and Then, where we will explore art history from Raphael to Andy Warhol and try making art like the masters. Space is limited. To learn more and register, call 792-1761, ext. 327, or email efisher@hydecollection.org

music

WiFi Open Mic Night, 7 to 10 p.m., Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls.

outdoors

Guided Fishing Trip, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park. Learn from the best. Gary has been fishing his whole life and wants to pass on some special knowledge. Only two seats are available in his boat for these special adventures.Call 793-0511 for reservations.

Wetland Walk, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park. Enjoy a hike along the nature trail and around the wetland.� A naturalist will point out some beautiful wetland birds, wildlife and plants.� Reservations are required with 24 hours’ advanced notice; call 793-0511.

social

Locavore Wednesdays at Adirondack Winery, Adirondack Winery Tasting Room, Lake George. Drink local, eat local, support local. Enjoy Slate Plate special for just $8 (normally $10), complimentary samples of local food products and get 10 percent off any food items purchased in store.

thursday

theater

ADK Shakespeare presents ‘Songs of the Iroquois,’ 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Strand Theater, Schroon Lake. An original play for children and Arts Crafts Workshop. Meet Sky Woman, Sea Turtle, Breath Of The Wind, and come hear the creation story of the Native Americans of the Adirondack Mountains. How did Sky Woman fall from Sky World? How did the earth come to be created on Sea Turtle’s back? How did Breath Of The Wind awaken the great West Wind? And how did the People come to be in the world? Join the cast for a free arts and crafts workshop at Schroon Lake Public Library at noon after the performance. Make your own Native American Wampum Belt or Sea Turtle!

dance

New York City Ballet, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. This afternoon’s program includes two classic NYCB ballets by George Balanchine, as well as the acclaimed new ballet by NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck. Performance begins at 2 p.m. Preperformance talk at 1 p.m. in the Hall of Springs Gold Room with a NYCB dancer. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.spac.org, by calling 583-9330, or in person at the Route 50 box office. More info at www.spac.org

New York City Ballet, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. This evening’s program includes two classic ballets choreographed by Balanchine as well as an exuberant piece by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. Come to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 6PM for our weekly “Sage Colleges Date Night” Pre-Show Event. It’s an evening of music, photo booths by Saratoga Photo-booth Company, complimentary imported food and world-class wine and beer tastings. The NYCB performance begins at 8 p.m. Preperformance talk at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Springs Gold Room with Nancy Goldner, dance critic. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.spac.org, by calling 583-9330, or in person at the Route 50 box office.

exhibit

Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Exhibition in Hoopes Gallery featuring a selection of Homer’s work from the permanent collection at The Hyde. This selection focuses on the artist’s chronicling of American life through paintings and etchings.

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, this exhibition features drawings Warhol created during the later years of his career. This exhibition is the inspiration for our summer events such as Can You Dig It?, Dog Day of August, A Brush A Drink, and more.

for the kids

Art Camp, “Art Now and Then,” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Summer break fun for ages 6 to 12. Learn new drawing, painting and sculpting skills in the Art Studio at The Hyde. This week’s theme will be Art Now and Then, where we will explore art history from Raphael to Andy Warhol and try making art like the masters. Space is limited. To learn more and register, call 792-1761, ext. 327, or email efisher@hydecollection.org.

lecture

Author Darrell Laurant to Read at Willows Bistro, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Willows Bistro, Warrensburg. Willows Bistro’s will host Second Thursday Readings of published and unpublished works by area writers at 7 p.m. at 3749 Main St. The venue welcomes Darrell Laurant, a longtime newspaper reporter and columnist, now retired, who recently moved to Lake George from Lynchburg, Virginia. He will read from his first novel, “The Kudzu Kid,” the story of a disgraced big-city reporter who resurfaces as the editor of a weekly newspaper in a rural Virginia county. It is about culture shock and redemption, with a few gangsters and witches thrown in for spice. Laurant is also the founder of “Snowflakes in a Blizzard” (snowflakesarise.wordpress.com), a free marketing service for self-published and small press authors. Also reading will be Judy Korcz, sharing from her memoir-in-progress, a work she calls, “The Dream.” Korcz once hailed from Brooklyn, but now divides her time between Warrensburg in the summertime and Edgewater, Florida, in the winter. Korcz is joined by local poet and memoirist Pat Leonard, sharing a humorous section from her memoir project, “The A for the T Girls.” Free. Refreshments and books will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Perky Granger at PersisGranger@aol.com or 623-9305.

outdoors

Fish Fillet Demo, 1 to 2 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park. Ever wonder how to perfectly filet a freshly caught fish? Come get a lesson from the park naturalist, who has mastered the skill. No reservation necessary.

Moreau Lake Kayak, 10 a.m. to noon, Moreau Lake State Park. This wonderful paddle is a great way to start learning to kayak. The park naturalist will lead paddlers around the lake, pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours’ advanced notice; call 793-0511.

social

Adirondack Greek Festival, 4 to 9 p.m., St. George Orthodox Church, South Glens Falls. Come enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live music, Greek folk dancers, children’s activities, souvenirs, church tours. Free admission and parking. For more information, contact Marika at 792-8299 or the church at 792-2359.

Article source: http://poststar.com/lifestyles/go-calendar/article_2856f7c8-4275-5b70-9ffb-49366dcc8c02.html

Legendary thrift shop is a gold mine for treasure hunters

July 2, 2015 Posted by admin

Local News

Chris Bailey’s forecast: Tracking heavy rain and storms

Article source: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/07/01/3926045/legendary-thrift-shop-is-a-gold.html

Greece default: Why isn’t gold budging?

July 1, 2015 Posted by admin

Dennis Gartman

There’s no reason to own gold in U.S. dollar terms, commodities trader Dennis Gartman said Monday.

Article source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102801305

2015 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Golf Classic

June 30, 2015 Posted by admin



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Young patients Trae Wampler, 2, left, and Maddy King, 5, pose with Niswonger Children’s Hospital mascot Scrubs Monday morning at The Virginian.



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The Latest: Greece makes public transport free in Athens

June 29, 2015 Posted by admin

In this photo taken from ERT State Television, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a televised address to the nation from his office at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Tsipras says the Bank of Greece has recommended that banks remain closed and restrictions be imposed on transactions, after the European Central Bank didn’t increase the amount of emergency liquidity the lenders can access from the central bank. (ERT State TV via AP) TV OUT – NO SALES

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Many transactions of gold jewellery go unbilled

June 28, 2015 Posted by admin

The theft of 5 kg of gold while being transported by bus in Nellore on Thursday throws light on the fact that many jewellers often transport gold with poor security.

While corporate jewellery stores make purchases of gold and gold ornaments through online cash transfers, many smaller players buy unbilled gold with unaccounted money and sell ornaments without bills, according to sources in the trade.

In most such cash transactions, gold is transported by cars, buses and trains, sources said.

Some jewellers even purchase gold ornaments from property offenders at one-third of the market price, melt them and remake ornaments for sale without bills.

”More than 70 per cent of ornament sales take place without bills,” one source said.

Manufacturers from places such as Chennai and Coimbatore visit retail shops in south coastal Andhra Pradesh on a regular basis and supply ornaments for payment of a cash advance and take the remaining payment later with proper bills.

However, in case of an emergency requirement, couriers are used to carry cash by bus or train and return with the specially ordered jewellery for individual customers. ”We take the risk of carrying cash as the process has been going on smoothly for decades,” said Mr Vemuri Satyanarayana of Vemuri Jewellers.

”Gold purchases are made through banks through cash transfers online. We pay VAT to the government on all purchases,” Prakasam District Gold and Silver Merchants Association convenor Tata Prasad told
The Hindu
.

”Our stocks are replenished by special courier services from the manufacturing unit to corporate showrooms with proper waybills,” said Tata Goldplus Branch Manager Boyapati Naveen Chowdhary.

However, one police officer said, most merchants in the gold and jewellery business throw caution to the wind while importing jewelry.

Evasion of sales taxes and customs duties is normal in the business and most merchants prefer private travel as they are not under the scanner of the police.

“Most of them carry huge stocks without paying bills. It is only when jewellery is stolen that any thought is given to the legalities,’’ he said.

Gold and jewellery is known in business circles as `zero business,’ as most traders evade taxes.

–Additional reporting

by P. Samuel Jonathan

Gold purchases are made through banks through cash transfers online. We pay VAT to the government on all purchases

Tata Prasad

Prakasam District Gold and Silver Merchants Association convenor

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