For years, Jacqui Hauser and Brian Kaiser had been making jewelry to sell at farmers’ markets and trade shows. Then in 2009, after finding some success on the crafting circuit, the pair opened The Studio for Art and Craft as a space where novices could create their own art. In fewer than three years, the studio has broadened its creative horizons by adding several crafting experiences for burgeoning and established artists to explore. At the pottery wheel, guests shape smooth, cool clay into a custom ceramic design, and drawing and painting stations offer up their paints and inks for colorful self-portraits. With chain mail and silver and bronze clay crafts, patrons can cobble together their own accessories rather than pilfering them from statues in the park. Classes and parties delve into the nuances of assembling baubles and lagniappes, while giving friends and family a chance to bond over their creative endeavors.
“I like the fact that I get to know my clients on a more personal level and not just as a name on an invoice," says Richard Miller, founder and patriarch of family-owned Abraham Heating and Cooling, Inc. His daughter, Amanda Miller-Sweener, helps him achieve his ideals of personalized service by handling the office work, conducting an orchestra of telephone rings, and scheduling appointments for humidification, generator, and heating and cooling services. Amanda’s husband and head HVAC technician Justin Sweener visits residences and commercial sites to install units from Thermo Pride, Energy Kinetics, Goodman, and Boyertown Foundry. Dedicated to energy-efficient appliances, the team offers geothermal heat pumps that yield 4–5 kilowatts of heat for every kilowatt of electricity, and employ ground temperature to cool homes and monitor the moods of earthworms.
We are Fabric Artists creating soft window treatments and slipcovers for homeowners. We offer the same high designer quality products at an affordable price. Send us your measurements, we give you a quote. Send us your fabric, we make your Roman Shades and we ship them to you. Very simple!
• For $395, you get a three-night weekday stay for up to four guests in The Carriage House or Lake House (up to a $900 value). • For $395, you get a two-night weekend stay for up to four guests in The Carriage House or Lake House (up to an $810 value).
The Stable at Destiny's Gait is happy to offer Riding lessons, on Rocky Mountain Horses, These are Gaited horses with a 4 beat lateral gait which makes them great for the person who wants to ride but does not want the bounce of a trotting horse. We also offer information on the Mountain horses for small groups . contact us
The broad front windows at Cobys: A Cafe of Distinction allow sunlight to stream in, illuminating a cozy café set up complete with freshly pressed paninis and leafy salads. Diners can settle down at a table or booth for breakfast burritos, or wait until lunch for toasted sandwiches such as the Mediterranean with roasted red peppers and balsamic-marinated portobello or the chicken caesar. Free WiFi blankets the eatery, allowing students to feed their laptop's hungry disc drive. During dinner service on Friday and Saturday, SUNY Cobleskill culinary students and faculty run the show.