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A wonderfully busy week in Little Falls

This past Friday, we found ourselves having a busy day–which was great!

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Little Falls Historical Society Museum

At the Little Falls Historical Society Museum, we met with folks to talk about their website at littlefallshistoricalsociety.org. This busy group of local historians are truly a joy to work with.

This photo offers a sneak peak of the the museum’s new 2019 exhibit on the Prohibition Era.

Rusty Nail Grill and BBQ Little Falls NY | Mohawk Valley Today

Rusty Nail Grill & BBQ

Our next stop was the Rusty Nail Grill & BBQ just 5 minutes up SR 169 outside of Little Falls. It was such a nice visit and we were happy to see all of the work they’ve done on the dining areas to make folks feel right at home.

Ruggiero's Trattoria Little Falls NY | Mohawk Valley Today

Ruggiero’s Trattoria

In preparation for Restaurant Week in Little Falls, we were happy to stop by Ruggiero’s Trattoria and welcome them to Mohawk Valley Today. We’re so looking forward to the city-wide event and all of the great food being offered by local restaurants.

Joyfuls Vintage Designs Little Falls NY | Mohawk Valley Today

Joyfuls Vintage Designs

While driving down Main Street we passed Joyfuls Vintage Designs and wound up circling around to find a parking spot so we could stop in. Inside is a wonderful selection of shabby chic designs creatively done by Joy. We had a great time and were so glad we stopped by.

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Meeples Mug House

There’s been a lot of talk about Meeples Mug House in Little Falls for the past few weeks. We were delighted to stop by and meet Matt who was hard at work getting ready for their opening day. We love their idea of bringing friends and community together while having fun playing games, drinking coffee, and having a bite to eat.


Thanks so much for a great week! We love when folks let us know what businesses we need to go to and meet, so if your favorite locally owned business needs to be on Mohawk Valley Today, let us know!

Picture Perfect Art Gallery and Framing | Canajoharie, NY | Mohawk Valley Today

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!

Picture Perfect Art Gallery and Framing | Canajoharie, NY | Mohawk Valley Today
The Table at Fort Plain | Mohawk Valley Today

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!