Join us on November 15 at 6pm for On The Fly Grand Slam 2019 at The Avalon Lounge in Catskill. The evening will feature a line-up of some of our favorite storytellers from our 2019 slam season, who will be competing for the Grand Slam title. There will be local judges, prizes for the best stories, drinks and delicious Korean food. Come out for for what will surely be a fun and inspiring evening of storytelling, and help us celebrate the end of our 2019 slam season. We will be back at HiLo Catskill on January 17 and every third Friday of the month in 2020.
ELIZAVILLE – After 19 years of working as a massage therapist, Sandra Buchanan has added C.E.O. to her name. The Columbia County resident recently announced the opening of her own business. The Serenity Wellness Centre Day Spa has taken up residence at 846 Route 82 in Elizaville, NY.
In addition to several therapeutic massages, Buchanan is offering facials, body wraps (seaweed, mud or algae), body scrubs and paraffin treatments. “One of my specialties,” says the owner, “is called myofascial release. This technique works on the fascia, a band of connective tissue that lies over the muscles and can cause pain when tight or knotted. This can be from injury, surgery or just repetitive use of joints and muscles. I bring relief by simply stretching and “unwinding” the fascia. It’s a very effective technique.”
A graduate of Columbia Greene Community College, Buchanan went on to receive a degree in Massage Therapy from the Center for Natural Massage Therapy in Albany. More recently she’s added to her expertise by attending the Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care near New Paltz. She is also a NYS licensed Esthetician.
“I like administering facials,” Buchanan adds. “From cleansing and steaming to toning and moisturizing, the whole process leaves the client relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s rewarding when a customer leaves feeling so good. ”
The business offers a variety of services including hot stone massage, reflexology and couples massages. It is also one of the few area spas to be covered by Blue Shield of New York insurance. For a complete list of services including Gift Certificate offers, go to http://www.serenitywellnessdayspa.com.
Photo credit: Alex Fuller
HUDSON — Over 300 runners and walkers had a haunting good time in Hudson on Sunday at the Ghostly Gallop 5K held at Hudson High School.
The race has been held for the past 17 years to help fundraise for the Hudson Area Library, Race Director Gary Sheffer said. This is Sheffer’s first year as race director; he was asked to take on the job by Bob Rasner, the previous director. The event consists of a judging of costumes, a Kid’s Fun Run and a 5K Run, followed by a 5K Walk.
“I’ve run a lot of races in my life. I’ve never organized one, but it seems to have gone well today,” Sheffer said. “I wanted to do this because I really believe in the library.”
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