Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cambridge Life 5/16/08 Cambridge Life 5/16/08

Photos by John Carlson and June Mohan)

Ever wonder what is going on with your teenager? To find out what is in, what is out, and what just doesn't matter I've asked Cambridge resident Molly King to give us the skinny on what's happenin' on the teen scene. Here's what she tells me:


Ironman (new fantasy, Robert Downey Jr. single-handedly solving the world's energy crisis all dirty in a cave in the middle of nowhere with basically nothing, if only. . . )
"Paper Planes" by M.I.A. (invest in it immediately if you haven't already, you will probably enjoy it)
Flip Flops (eternally)
Retro, oversized sunglasses (your welcome, world)
Double Parking
Papier Mache

Your mom!!!
Terroristic threats and coercion
Chill Zones (thank god, but they are still delicious)

If you understand what she's talking about, you must be one hip dude! Personally, I am going to check out the Paper Planes by M.I.A. (whoever that is).

Just a reminder that everyone in the community is invited over to the Cambridge Freight Yard on Saturday to help paint the exterior of the Lovejoy Freight building. I've been told that it will be lots of fun!

This Sunday, May 18th, will be the first "unofficial" farmer's market in Cambridge. Hours are from 10 am - 2 pm. It will probably be a good time to get starter tomatoes and other goodies for your garden.

Even with out of sight gas prices, life keeps on keeping on here in Cambridge, NY.


Anonymous baba said...

"Invited to come over and paint the freightyard..." Hasn't this project received tons of donations and many many many state tax (oops "grants") dollars to do this project. Come on ! This project was supposed to be done 3 years ago when they solicited money from EVERYONE in town. As far as "life keeps going on here in Cambridge..." I was through Cambridge for the first time in a few years last week..It was sad. The town is a mess. The Diner closed, Beanheads Coffeee House Closed, The Hotel dead and the porch falling down, The streets dead, No traffic, No people, No business...The Rice Mansion Inn is unpainted and a covered car out in front..The West End Markets windows haven't been washed in years..What a difference from a few years ago when this town was lively and had energy. Not sure what is going on, but as an outsider looking at this town as I drove through, there is no reason to stop. You should do a entry on this blog about people in this town cleaning up their property and paying some attention to details that outsiders see when they enter your community. Appreciate your enthusiam on this blog, but reading your blog, then seeing your town...Sorry..NIGHT & DAY ! It is no wonder businesses are failing in this community, you need to give people a reaso to come.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Debra Pearlman said...

Don't know when you were here, but the Hotel is thriving, the Rice Mansion Inn has been completely refurbished as a wonderful bed and breakfast, stores on Main Street are under renovation and new management. Hubbard Hall has moved into it's new building in the Freight Yard, but there are 3 more building to renovate-- which is a community project. In fact, the Community Partnership (the folks that started the Freight Yard Project) are now helping ours and other communities in the region to bounce back from the debacle the present administration (and I mean on a national level)has made of our economy by using local talent, inventiveness and our innate positive outlook. Our organic farmers are surviving and there are more types of classes and events happening at Hubbard Hal than ever before.

Yes, rural America is in trouble. Oil and gas prices have a strong impact on our type of community, but we manage and YES, LIFE GOES ON IN CAMBRIDGE, NY. Maybe if you stopped long enough to get out of your car would have enjoyed a Cambridge experience. Oh well, maybe next time, eh!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Charlene said...

You rock Debra! Your commentary towards that individuals negativity was terrific. Don't just drive through Cambridge, get out of the car, and walk around, check out the shops etc. Its a charming town full of interesting people, AND I enjoy ALL its treasures whenever I visit my parents on holidays. Strength through peace......

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Hilary Allison said...

Five specific reasons to come:

1) Man of La Mancha at Hubbard Hall
2) Wednesday nights at Common Ground
3) Musicians like Barry Hyman
4) the upcoming Balloon Festival
5) Battenkill Books


8:36 PM  
Blogger Debra Pearlman said...

Thanks all for your supportive comments.

More? You bet!

1) Covered bridges
2) Organic farmers and produce
3) Bog burgers (I know Hil, you don't imbibe, but they are great!)
4) My neighbors

I could go on, but you all can read the blog to know about our treasures.

8:02 AM  

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