Chatham Area News

Below you will find a collection of press articles about the Chatham area. Check back frequently for the latest news.

Mark Your Calendar For Chatham Winterfest

The Annual Winterfest celebration will be held Saturday, December 16, from 10:00am to 6:00pm throughout the Village of Chatham. This event, sponsored by Chatham Area Business and Arts, celebrates the season with holiday sales, live music, children’s activities, snacks and so much more.

Santa Claus“This will be a fun and exciting day for everyone, adults and kids,” said CABA President Debbye Byrum.

There will be events and activities held throughout the day. Here is a sample of what to expect. To see the complete list, see the schedule. The Crandell Theatre will screen Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer at no charge at 11:00am. Thomas Chulak and Judy Staber will read How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Snowy Day at the Chatham Bookstore at 1:00pm. Kids can make nature-themed crafts, enjoy holiday treats and meet local illustrator Chuck Groenink at Columbia Land Conservancy.

Keep a eye out for Santa Claus while enjoying holiday sales. Pookstyle & Pookstyle Home are offering 10% off Swedish jams and preserves. SomethinsGottaGive will donate 10% of their sales to the Chatham Silent Food Pantry. See the complete list of advertised holiday sales.

The Chatham Area Business & Arts (CABA) is a coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations who works to promote the Chatham, New York region as a vibrant, positive environment for shopping, dining, enjoying the arts and conducting business.

FilmColumbia: ‘Lady Bird,’ Greta Gerwig’s autobiographical directorial debut

Berkshire Eagle, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The highly anticipated sneak preview at the Crandell Theatre Saturday night (October 28) was a smash. “Lady Bird,” written and directed by the gifted Greta Gerwig, was a delicious comedy/drama. The FilmColumbia festival (like present-day politics) was heavily laden with serious topics such as racism, rape, anti-immigrant prejudices, and death and dying. This film had a serious story to tell – mother/daughter conflicts, coming of age affairs, rebellious teenagers – but it struck a hopeful and touching note.

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Columbia Land Conservancy Receives Grant

Berkshire Eagle, September 29, 2017

The Columbia Land Conservancy has announced its receipt of $103,000 in funds from the 1772 Foundation and the Land Trust Alliance to protect Thompson-Finch Farm in Ancram, one of the largest and oldest you-pick strawberry operations in the northeast.

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