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Be sure to come to Little Falls on December 19th and enjoy all the great specials and fantastic music! Cultural highlights of this Third Thursday Open Mic Nite at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (7-9pm), and a Sing Along with Steve Wood at Faces of Astarte (4-5:30pm)! For a complete listing of special events and in-store sales and drawing, please see out Third Thursdays page!
Christmas in Little Falls Celebration
Mark your calendar! YOU are invited to come and enjoy a good, old-fashioned Christmas street-celebration in the scenic town of Little Falls, New York! The 6th Annual Christmas in Little Falls celebration begins Saturday, December 14th, in downtown Little Falls. With dozens of fun, FREE events in a family-friendly environment, shopping, dining and a spectacular indoor famers’ market and craft fair, Christmas in Little Falls is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
Now in its sixth year, Christmas in Little Falls is a fun, family-oriented holiday celebration brought to you by the businesses and not-for-profit agencies serving Little Falls, New York. Our fun and mostly FREE events have drawn hundreds of visitors from throughout the Mohawk Valley to get into the holiday spirit by celebrating in our quaint, scenic town located on the Erie canal. We invite YOU to join us for a wonderful day of visiting with Santa, listening to great music, horse and carriage rides, holiday movies, Christmas cookie decorating, cultural events, historical tours and exhibits, open houses, story readings, and much, much MORE!
Be sure to visti the Christmas in Little Falls for more information, and for a complete schedule of all the exciting holiday events in Little Falls on December 14th!
Olive Branch Ball
Celebrate the spirit of peace in Little Falls and the World this Holiday Season with some great MUSIC and JAMMING! Join us on Friday, December 13th, starting at 8pm, at the DeCarlo Staffo Post, Loomis Street Ext., Little Falls! Listen to great local talent & members of your favorite local bands such as: Dick Solberg (Sun Mountain Fiddler), JAB and OTHERS! Plus sitting in as special guest, world-famous banjo-player Eric Weissberg whose hit single “Dueling Banjos” was the theme song of the Burt Reynolds/Jon Voight film Deliverance.
FREE Admission! If you wish, you may contribute to a goodwill offering for a special local charity cause - call for more details (823-9200)! For more information download the event poster here!
Jane Monheit in Concert
Jane Monheit returns to Little Falls for a concert on Saturday, December 21, from 8:00-9:30pm at the Benton Hall Auditorium.
Jane Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. She says that the distinctive, continually surprising sound of The Heart Of The Matter is the result of an especially satisfying collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Gil Goldstein, who has previously worked with such giants as Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, and Pat Metheny. Monheit’s passion for Brazilian music colors a big swath of The Heart Of The Matter- most obviously, in the two selections written by the great Ivan Lins. "This music has always been a huge part of my life," she says. "It’s important to me that I sing in Portuguese whenever possible, out of respect for the composer and lyricist."
Tickets are $20. Contact the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts today for more information, or to reserve your tickets call 823-0808.
Awesome Local Music in December!
If you enjoy the finest local bands and orchestra performances. then you will be delighted with this Decemeber. Here are just some of the opportunities to enjoy great local music this holiday season:
|When||Event and Location|
|Dec 8, 7:30pm||A Christmas Mosaic, by the Mohawk Valley Choral Society. Come out and enjoy this fantastic chamber orchestra, featuring soloist Anita Firman, at Holy Family Parish in Little Falls. This year, we honor Randy Davis' 25th anniversary as artistic director and conductor. Tickets are on sale at the Stanley box office in Utica, at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, and at Hummel's Office Plus in Herkimer - $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 823-1615 or visit the Mohawk Valley Choral Society website.|
|Dec 13, 9pm-12am||Enjoy the Olive Branch Ball on Friday night, December 13th, at the DeCarlo Staffo Post! Listen to all your favorite local bands: Dick Solberg (Sun Mountain Fiddle), JAB, Monkey and the Crownbar ... and some amazing surprise appearances! Admission is totally FREE but we are taking a goodwill offering for a special local charity cause - call for more details!|
|Dec 14, 11am-1pm||The Voice of Little Falls Contest! Talent competition at The Renaissance; win big prizes and even bigger bragging rights! Download your Official Entry Form today!|
|Dec 14, 12:30-2pm||Enjoy the seasonal music of the Benton Hall Hand Bell Chorus, followed by piano and instrumental recitals by Benton Hall and LFHS students, at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts.|
|Dec 14, 2-3:30pm||Get into the Holiday spirit with the amazing spiritual and seasonal music of Homeward Bound, directed by Jane Malin, at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts.|
|Dec 14, 2-4pm||Rock with the fantastic new local band phenomenon, Heard and the Wonderfish! Enjoy the trendy music, along with a wine-tasting and great food, at the Piccolo Café!|
|Dec 14, 5:30-7:30pm||Chill-out to the jazzy beat of local artists Oscar Stivala and Friends, at the Raven’s Watch Antiques and Art Gallery!|
|Dec 14, 5:30-7:30pm||End the day relaxing with friends to the sounds of Common Ground, at the Shu-Maker Mountain Sports Complex, with a $5 donation to HALO & Herkimer County Humane Society.|
|Dec 15, 4-7pm||Gala Fundraiser Ball! Come out to the Knight's Inn from 4-7pm on Sunday for a fundraiser Gala Ballto support Valley Cinema's Go Digital or Go Dark Campaign! Listen to the classic rock sounds of Cleen Street, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. $100 per couple or $60 single. Call Chris Anderson at 867-8894 for more information!.|
|Dec 21, 8-9:30pm||Jane Monheit returns to Little Falls for a concert on Saturday, December 21, from 8:00-9:30pm at the Benton Hall Auditorium! Tickets are $20. Contact the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts today for more information, or to reserve your tickets call 823-0808.|
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Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 30th is “Small Business Saturday”. This national event is being promoted locally by the “Think Local Little Falls” committee. Click here to see a flyer that lists many of the participating businesses, along with some really great deals and specials. Be sure to come out and support our local economy on November 30!
Flash Flood Update - Thank You Volunteers!
It has been a little over a week since the flash floods of late June and early July devastated the Mohawk Valley and damaged many of the businesses in Little Falls. Fortunately, all of the businesses in Little Falls are now re-opened and serving the local community. We would like to sincerely thank the many, many volunteers from the area who came out and helped to clean up the mud and debris. It was hot, dirty, smelly work, and we greatly appreciate your selflessness and community spirit! It’s people like you make Little Falls and the Mohawk Valley one of the best places to live in the country!
Here are some more photos of the clean-up provided by Elaine Cobb, who tirelessly helped in the clean-up herself:
Businesses in Little Falls Dig Out after Flash Flooding
As you are aware, flash floods swept throughout the Mohawk Valley on June 28, 2013. Many businesses in Little Falls suffered property damage from the water and mud, and several businesses suffered heavy damage.
We are happy to report that most of the local businesses in Little Falls are back in operation, and ready to serve you. The business community of Little Falls would like to thank the many volunteers in the community who came out on Friday to help us dig out of the muck. We cannot name everyone who helped, in part because there were so many of you and in some cases you did not tell us your names, so let us extend a representative thank you to members of Main Street First, many of whom spent the entire day shoveling mud and cleaning up shelves. The spirit of neighbor helping neighbor that so many people in Little Falls brought to life makes us proud to call ourselves members of this proud community!
A big thanks to Darryl Harrington for providing the photos!
Featured Little Falls Business - Little Falls Carpet
Our current featured business is Little Falls Carpet!
Little Falls Carpet is an independently-owned, family-operated business that operates stores in Little Falls and Richfield Springs (The Flooring Outlet on Route 20).
Ed Knapp has been in the flooring business for 42 years. This is a third generation business: his father started the store in the 1950’s, and Ed got into the business in 1970. Ed opened Little Falls Carpet in 1995, having bought out DiNardi’s Carpet. His 556 East Main Street location is the building formerly housing Dresher’s Furniture. Ed and his two sons now operate the two stores, which have 8 employees who both sell and install flooring.
Little Falls Carpet sells and installs a full-line of floor covering products, including carpets and area rugs, linoleum, ceramic tile, and hardwood and laminates. The business services the area from Old Forge to Oneonta, and from Amsterdam to Canastota.
Little Falls Carpet buys inventory for two stores which allows them to buy in quantity and sell at affordable prices. Ed routinely searches nationwide for the best wholesale prices so that he can compete price-wise with the big box retailers.
Honesty, integrity and guaranteed service are the trademarks of Little Falls Carpet. All warrantees are locally backed by the owner himself. Ed strongly supports MSF’s “Think Local Little Falls” campaign, and is thrilled about Shoppers Square future with a Price Chopper.
|Business:||Little Falls Carpet|
|Address:||556 East Main Street|