Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Flint House Holiday Home Tour 2007

I know I’ve mentioned this weeks Flint House Holiday Home Tour but I wanted to emphasize how really special this years tour will be. If you’ve never visted the Flint House now is the time. If you have, you’ll be amazed.

The Friends of the Flint House have been as busy as Santa’s elves preparing for tours this week. They’ve succeeded in getting the support from many local businesses including Hewitts and The Costumer. Click on the photos below for larger previews.

Flint House Elf photos on display
Lillian Flints' Elves on display

Window treatments and Fireplace in the Victorian Room
Window Treatments and Fireplace in the Victorian Room

Flint HouseHoliday Home Tour
Upstairs in the historic local sports room

Every other year, the Junior Leage of Schenectady, Inc has a Home for the Holidays, House Tour. This year the Flint House was selected as one of the tour stops. This is a great honor and on Friday and Saturday, the Flint House will be welcoming many first time visitors. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 or $20 before the event. Click here for a list of ticket locations.

On Sunday, tours of just the Flint House will be available for $5, 12 and under $2, under 5 Free. The hours on Sunday will be 1 – 7 PM so stop by and warm yourself on the way to Holiday on the Avenue.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Holiday on the Avenue 2007

The holiday season in the village of Scotia kicks off this Sunday with our annual Holiday on the Avenue celebration. Greet your neighbors on Mohawk Avenue from 4 – 7 PM and join the festivities.

On your way to Holiday on the Avenue stop by the Flint House at 421 Reynolds St and see how the holidays used to be celebrated and enjoy the lights and decorations. Stroll through time in the Colonial Room, Victorian Room & 1930’s kitchen.

This year the Flint House will feature 6 trees, decorative garlands, children’s crafts, holiday cookies & beverages. Admission is $5, $2 for children under 12. under 5 is free. Proceeds go toward the “Friends of the Flint House” ongoing preservation efforts.

Upstairs room at the Flint House decorated for the annual Holiday Home Tour
Open December 2nd, 1 – 7 PM


Friday, November 16, 2007

Our Web Site is Working

At the recent Flint House Halloween Fun Fest I was honored to hear about a new Reynolds Street neighbor. I didn’t get a chance to talk personally with our new villager but word quickly spread to me how her family picked Scotia as their new home. Yup, she said they found VisitScotia.com.  After seeing the photos, the countdown to Jumpin’ Jacks along with our pride in historic houses, they wanted to call the Village of Scotia home.

My goal for VisitScotia.com has always been to showcase our town, county, village and everything it has to offer. I’m thrilled to hear that the web site is working as planned.

The new "official" www.VillageofScotia.org provides a wide range of information that can save you a phone call or trip to Village Hall. Looking for information on laws, committees, official news and events this is the place to go. www.VisitScotia.com will continue to promote the Village of Scotia and all the wonderful assets that we have in our people, parks and proximity to great locations in the capital region. Click Here for Details on what’s different.

Scotia and our entire county is in an excellent growth period!

General Electric’s Energy Power Generation group recently announced the addition of 500 well paying jobs and the renovation of Building 53. Many of the new GE workers will be looking for the kind of single family homes available in Scotia.

Golub Corp announced plans for 30 new Price Chopper markets and will relocate their headquarters to just across the river at the old Big-N plaza.

Even BillP Studios is growing and our WinPatrol product was honored as one of the 100 Best Products of 2007 along with Mozilla Firefox, the Nintendo Wii and Apple’s iPod.



Saturday, November 10, 2007

Flint House Holiday Home Tour

Join your neighbors for a Scotia Holiday tradition