Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What I Found While Looking Around

I've noticed that we go through our life, doing what needs done, hurrying from here to there, and we quit looking around. But the other day as I was walking down Washington St. to the post office, for some reason, the elevators really stood out. I guess because the trees are naked? I don't know. I mean, I walk that road often and yet, there they are. The backdrop to Altamont. Huge but behind the scenes. So, today, I present the Grain Elevators!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Quilt Top Shop

 The Quilt Top Shop is located on 113 N. Main, next to Roger's Home Appliances. Owned by Patti Myers, the business opened last year. The Quilt Top Shop features over 2000 bolts of cotton quilting fabric as well as a full line of sewing notions, books, patterns and thread. She also offers machine quilting of finished tops.

 For those wanting to expand their knowledge, classes, clubs and demonstrations are available. A full schedule can be obtained at the shop. (see previous post for this week's activities!)
For more information, call 618-483-6009 or emial: quilttopshop@yahoo.com

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pancake Breakfast!

Not really much to say here, except that The Altamont Volunteer Fire Department guys had their annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning.

Maybe it was because of the beautiful weather they were blessed with, or maybe everyone was just hungry, but they had a good turnout. And I might mention, the food was wonderfully tasty!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Garden Club Fall Festival

Better late than never! I meant to post this earlier this week, but life stuff got in the way, like normal. Anyway, after a wet start to the morning, the day ended up cloudy and cool- just perfect for chili. It seemed to me that there was a good crowd. It's nice to see that the Garden Club gets support from the community.
The winners of the cook-off was Larry Quandt (People's choice) and Kieffer Milam (Judges' choice.)

Plus, there was a bake sale, sandwiches and chips, a silent auction, mums and pumpkins, music, a vendor area and a kids corner.

Good times were had by all! (and it's for a good cause!)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rustic Chic

So, a bit more on Altamont's newest business, Rustic Chic:

Rustic Chic can be found at 9 S. Main, next to Blossom Paradise and is owned by Barb Williams and Casie Bowman.

They carry women's clothing, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories and are adding more.

Hours are Wed 10 to 4, Thurs 10 to 5, Fri 11-7 and Sat 9 to 2.

For updates on new products, check out their Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rustic Chic Open House

Hours for the open house will be 9 to 2 on Saturday, July 25th. . I asked and the owners said it's okay to print this out and they will honor it. If you are out and about, be sure to stop in!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

About Town

So this happened. We've actually had no rain for a few days--and the flowers must be watered! I actually had some "guests" in town a couple of weeks ago that asked me if they were real. I assured them that they are!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

The town is gearing up for Memorial Day weekend. I have to hand it to Altamont-- we do do a few things right!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow On Main Street

Yesterday we got our first real snow for the winter, by which I mean it was more than an inch and isn't going away any time soon. I don't mind snow, not really, but I prefer it in December. By February I'm just looking forward to Spring.