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Visits with locally owned businesses in Canajoharie, and more

Getting out and about in the Mohawk Valley is something we love to do. Visiting the locally owned businesses, meeting new people, and enjoying all the Mohawk Valley has to offer. We appreciate all the small businesses that add to the unique charm and personality of each town and village.

This week we began at Olivia’s Happy Tails in Herkimer NY. Our Jack Russell, Jack, always enjoys visiting Olivia’s for his “Spa” day.

Everyone at Olivia’s Happy Tails just loves caring for and looking after all the pets they see. Jack is well cared for and loved by the staff.  Our thanks to Colleen and her team for all they do! Jack really does appreciate you, too!

Next we headed to make some stops in Canajoharie, NY. Made a slight detour on the way and stoped at Highwheeler Coffee in Fort Plain, NY. We just love visiting Highwheeler Coffee and especially like to sit at the counter and watch “the magic happen” as the staff prepare the wonderfully varied, and delicious coffees. After enjoying a latte, Chai, and the Creamy Onion and Potato Panchetta, we thanked Becca for creating a peaceful setting to enjoy a few quiet moments and good conversation!

We continued along State Route 5S to Canajoharie.

As we came into town we visited with Picture Perfect Art Gallery and Framing.

This shop highlights local artists, and provides framing services to frame “just about anything.” The walls and display cabinets are full of beautiful artworks from Mohawk Valley artists. We met with one of the owners and we will soon have their listing up on Mohawk Valley Today.

Our last stop was to Lee’s Shops at Wagner Square on Church Street in Canajoharie.

When we walked in the door we felt the magic of Christmas! There is so much to see, experience, and find at Lee’s Shops. We soon realized we “needed” some Christmas decorations and found just what we were looking for! Having said that, this is a great place for grandparents of young children to come and explore. There are plenty of options available to share with grandchildren. We had a great time wandering through the shops and speaking with the owner Janet. Always a pleasure. You won’t leave empty handed!

Looking forward to our next venture in the Mohawk Valley and getting together with the Canal Side Inn, The Inn and Stone Mill, and the Cafe at Stone Mill very soon!

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Improving how we list Mohawk Valley events and businesses

Beginning in January, we’ve been working on updating and upgrading the Mohawk Valley Today website. We felt this was necessary because we had issues entering and managing Mohawk Valley events, which are a big part of our site. We needed to make changes and knew it would take some time to find the right tools, and refine our processes. With the recent changes, we think we’re well on our way to improving how both events and businesses are listed.

Some things you might notice:

  • Improved search features with maps
  • Improved event sorting by dates and locations
  • Quick view feature for all business listings
  • Listed businesses can now be tied to events and included as event hosts

Some improvements that help us are:

  • Easier to add the locally owned businesses
  • Easier to add and update events
  • A lot of flexibility to expand features on all listings
  • Has the ability to add features for the future like simple listings for garage and yard sales, along with items for sale
  • Future additions could include rental listings

New town, village and city pages coming soon!

We will be continuing work on the addition of new pages for Mohawk Valley towns and villages. One thing that will help us to increase coverage is for folks to recommend locally owned business and events. Just contact us to let us know about businesses and events in the Mohawk Valley.

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Places to go and people to see in the Mohawk Valley

Think Local Little Falls and Main Street First

This past week we attended the Think Local Little Falls and Main Street First meetings which included meeting visitors from the Friends of St. Johnsville. Both meetings were great with an emphasis on the year’s upcoming activities and events. Think Local Little Falls has lots planned for February’s Third Thursday, so be sure to check out the events page.

While in Little Falls…

We also visited That Little Place on Main where folks were enjoying lunches and we were savoring the sausage soup that really hit the spot. While at Rochette in the 410 Collective we checked out new items and displays while Huckleberry Letterpress was busy making pencils.

Little Falls Historical Society Museum

We also spent some time at the Little Falls Historical Society Museum where members were busy working on new exhibits, archiving and so much more. Together, we added new events and news items to their website. A lot is planned for the upcoming season including new exhibits and an expanded Sports Wing. We’re really looking forward to the museum’s opening in May.

In Fort Plain…

On Valentines Day, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner complete with a delicious dessert at The Table at Fort Plain. We really enjoyed the evening and seeing everyone at The Table.

Yesterday, we stopped in at Highwheeler Coffee for a couple of Chai Lattes and enjoyed chatting with folks on our way to Amsterdam.

New additions to Mohawk Valley Today

On Mohawk Valley Today, we’ve added a number of new events as well as full-page listings for Preserve Our Past and the Little Falls Public Library. If you’d like to see a Mohawk Valley locally owned business or event on our site, let us know!