Friday, April 25, 2008

Good news, bad news

The good news is that Leah, Laura and Victoria, the awesome artists who have their beautiful handiwork for sale at Bluebird Books have been accepted to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn this summer.

The bad news is they will probably have to take some of their stuff out of the shop to bring with them. I'm really happy for them though!

On another note, Laura brought in some small tote bags that have handles long enough to wear over the shoulder. I don't carry a purse so this bag is perfect for running errands - it's just big enough for a cell phone, check book and a notebook, but not big enough to get bogged down with the stuff that collects in a purse. Plus it's really cute.

In other news, Michelle of The Good Leaf is opening another shop - this one on Lark Street. Thankfully she's keeping the warehouse location open!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Directions to warehouse

The warehouse is located in North Albany just off Broadway, behind Miss Albany Diner, at 20 Learned Street.

From outside Albany, take 90 to 787 South and take the Clinton Avenue exit (4B, I think). Make right onto Broadway (North). Go 1/2 mile to North Ferry Street, which is just before Miss Albany Diner. Take right on North Ferry then quick left onto Learned. The warehouse has parking lots on both the South and North side. One lot will probably be closed to accomodate animals, but I'm not sure which one yet.

I think you can also take exit 4A off 787, but for me the directions above are less confusing.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Animal Awareness Day Update

Llamas, alpacas, cats, bunnies, dogs, birds, K-9 and mounted police will be at Animal Awareness day at the warehouse Saturday, April 26 from 10-4.

There will also be representatives from local animal agencies, pet adoption and spay/neuter clinics. There will be a discussion about animal acupuncture, story telling, and the Albany library's Bookmobile.

My friend Kathy will be there with Scruff (Spaying Capital Region’s Unowned Feral Felines, which is a feral-cat rescue group made up entirely of dedicated volunteers who support trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs that help save the lives of homeless cats and reduce feral colonies.

And as I mentioned in an earlier post, I'll have lots of books about animals.