The holidays are coming and our local small businesses here in Claverack and beyond are counting on our support. Shopping local helps to support our local economy. Our local small business owners donate more to local non-profits and community organizations than the big retailers. Supporting local businesses helps the entire community!
This Christmas, make an effort to shop local..
Need a gift certificate for a great meal and night out... how about High Falls Pizzeria & Tap House in Philmont?
How about an updated family portrait by Photo-Art by Ken Bovat?
Need some light catering for a meal or holiday party... how about Mcnan's Variety Foods in Philmont (they're great!)?
Looking for a great gift for the gardener in your family? Visit AgwayNY in the hamlet.
Planning an evening out with a group? Let Michael S Johnston LLC's party bus transport you in style.
Choose Claverack Package Store / Wine and Spirits or Olde York Farm: Distillery & Cooperage for that perfect bottle of cheer!
Engraved gifts available from Next Gen Signs Inc and beautiful pieces of custom made furniture from KyTa Custom Furniture.
Let Ginsberg's Foods help with delicious food for your holiday get together.
This is just a sampling of the small businesses out there. There's lots here in Claverack and beyond.
SHOP LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON!
The Town of Claverack will receive $195,000 in grant funding in the sixth round of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council awards. The announcement came today by Governor Andrew Cuomo at a news conference held in Albany.
The funding will go toward two town projects; restoration of the historic Shaw Bridge and a study of historic sites and access points within the Claverack Creek watershed.
A total of $170,000 was awarded to restore the internationally renowned Shaw Bridge, which crosses the Claverack Creek on Van Wyck Lane. The bridge will be restored to its original 1870 appearance, but as a pedestrian and bicycle bridge.
The second award, totaling $25,000, will allow the Town of Claverack to study the existing visual and public access to important historic sites within the Claverack Creek watershed, and identify waterfront access sites that will expand public recreation opportunities, including boating and fishing.
“I’m very happy to learn that we’ll be receiving this funding,” said Claverack Town Supervisor Kippy Weigelt. “Restoring the Shaw Bridge for pedestrian use and expanding access to areas for walking, biking, fishing, and boating are all worthy causes that will benefit everyone,” Weigelt added.
Supervisor Weigelt acknowledged the hard work of the Claverack Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, including Committee Chair Ian Nitschke, and congratulated them on the awards.
The Village of Philmont also received $191,250 to install a new disinfection system at the Village’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.
A complete listing of all 2016 Regional Economic Development Council awards can be found at www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov.
The Columbia County Board of Supervisors and Congressman Chris Gibson are conducting a survey to gather needed information and data that will allow us to address the lack of access to high quality broadband. I know some of you may have completed similar surveys in the past, but please take a few minutes to complete this survey as it will provide us with vital information that will be used in attaining new and cost effective broadband accessibility throughout our county.
Take the survey here.
Ginsberg's has announced their intentions to break ground on a 65,000 square-foot warehouse in the County Commerce Park. The land upon which they plan to build lies partly in Claverack and partly in Ghent. I'm very, very pleased they've decided to stay in Columbia County! Read Story.