The term timber frame invokes a variety of images: post and beam, timber column homes, Adirondack style, or perhaps an 800 yr old temple in China or Japan. Timber frame is a traditional form of building construction utilizing timber posts and beams. According to Annemarie Mitchell, co-owner of Legacy Timber Frames, the strength and longevity of a timber frame structure is what makes it truly a more environmentally sustainable structure and extremely long lasting (multiple generations), thus ‘Legacy Timber Frame’ is a befitting name for the business.
Co-owners Annemarie Mitchell and Dan Roseberger have both been working in the building industry for over 20 years. As the only girl in her middle school class to take ‘shop class’ instead of home economics, Annemarie has “always been interested in how things go together”. After high school, she studied Interior Design in Montreal. After college, she returned back to the Saratoga area, where she grew up. Her first job was as an Interior Designer for a timber frame company. That company, Kaatskill Post and Beam, eventually went out of business. She and her business partner, Dan Roseberger bought the company, which became Legacy Timber Frames. Dan was a subcontractor and knew the field side, and Annemarie knew the joinery and aesthetic. However, in such a new and small shop like theirs, everybody did everything. Said Annemarie, “I was in the field for about ten years; I still run the shop. Dan runs the field.”
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Can the simple act of burning wood as a means of keeping warm play a significant role in our nation's next-gen sustainable energy future? An emerging coalition of academics, economists, policymakers and business leaders say “Yes,”and have joined forces to make that very case to both a curious public and a wary green / environmental community. The discussion is underway, and the conversation is both productive and lively.
Furthermore, with a stars are aligned just right argument that should be of special interest to readers of this very publication, the suggestion is made that the Northeast US is in a unique position to reap tremendous benefits; economic, environmental and social. The proposition: if the region's cold climate energy demands could be transitioned to one that utilizes an internal supply source – of which the NE has a deep reservoir if that source is defined as wood --- combined with the potential of exporting that supply to external markets, a bright future can be pictured.
But the realization of those aims won't be easy, given a wide variety of hurdles that the coalition and its supporters need to negotiate in the coming years. Those challenges range from the need to change embedded perceptions to embarking on a massive public education campaign to winning a seat at the incentives table with other (and more preferred) alt-energy options.
In other words: it won't be easy.
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GET TO KNOW...Scott and Susan Garth, owners of DISH Bistro @ 93 Main St. in Greenwich, NY
1. How long have you been in business and what inspired you to get started?
Last May, we started doing weekend dinners with the previous owners of the space, which at the time was more of a coffee shop than a restaurant. After several weeks, the opportunity arose for us take over the whole operation, so we polished up our dinner menu, created breakfast and lunch menus, revamped the space with our own sense of style, and gave it the name DISH. Susan had been a private chef for a number of years, and Scott had experience in many areas of the food service industry -- so, opening our own health-conscious, high-quality, locally-sustained and sustaining, affordable, and absolutely inviting bistro (one that was also so close to home) seemed to be a dream come true.
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Through the years, the use of chemicals and synthetic ingredients in skincare and hair coloring has raised serious health concerns in a large percentage of the population. Today, there is an increasing demand for pure, natural and organic products for skin and hair care. A natural and organic treatment for the skin and hair has the same importance for your inner health as a natural and organic food. Most people have discovered that the local Farmers Markets are a great source for natural food. Where can you go to find natural skin care and salon services? For those in the know, in an old historic house in “downtown” Malta, there is The Beauty Society – a place where natural and organic treatments are the norm, not the exception.
Last Updated (Sunday, 23 January 2011 18:22)