We had a wonderful summer playing for you at Farmers Markets across the North Country and the Lake Clear Lodge, raising funds for the Saranac Lake Food Pantry and the Upper Saranac Lake Foundation at a concert at the historic Church of the Ascension in Saranac Inn, singing “Come Dance with Me” as the sun was setting in Oxbow as Beulah Walruth danced with her friend and playing to a standing room only crowd at the restored Durant Church at St. Williams at Long Point. We also figured out how to track where people are listening from on the web site. If we understand the data correctly we had a big surprise. Guess what country listens most to our music? (see * below for the answer) We have other activities this fall and so have only a few music dates. If you would like us to come to your area in the future send us a line. Our main activity for September is raising funds for Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the ride described below, our daughter, Catherine Meissner Guglielmo is raising money for MS. She was diagnosed when she was 20. Ten years later she is running her first marathon in Hartford in October with her Mom! It’s been great fun calling before and after hard workouts and long runs to compare notes. While on a long run she decided to write a blog. You can read and donate at http://decadewithms.blogspot.com/. Free Download for September: “Tomorrow Today” Originally a song written about living with MS, but it relates to all of us throughout our lives. Contact us and we’ll send you the free MP3. You can listen at the web site. Fall Gigs: Thursday, September 20, 2012, NSI Band on the Run 5:00-6:30 pm Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk – Berkley Green The folks for NSI will fill down town with popular music to dance and sing with. Stop by to dance and sing with us all. NSI is also having an Art Show opening. Come meet the artists and enjoy the art in the Saranac Free Library Cantwell Community Room during the Art Walk. The art is up and around and will be there for several weeks. They have done some incredible work. Hudson River Ramble: MS September 22, 2012 We will be at the MS Bike Ride in Schodack, NY. The Hudson River Ramble has ride options 0f 10, 30, 62 and 100 miles along the eastern side of the Hudson River. We’ll be biking a shorter distance this year and then playing. All routes are fully supported and offer spectacular scenery as well as the opportunity for you to help more than 12,400 people affected by MS in Upstate NY. Enjoy a barbeque dinner, chair massages, and performance by the Rustic Riders after the ride! Register today at www.msupstateny.org or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (Press 2) let them know you’d like to be on the Rustic Riders Bike team. Our band name originally was our MS Bike Team name. If you’re not able to ride, but would like to help us raise funds to eradicate MS you can donate on line or send a check to us c/o the National MS Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 206 Coreys Road, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 October Dates: October 6, 2012 Hammond Mission Fair, Hammond, NY We’ll have the times next month. *Where are the most people listening on line? China – any one know any Chinese to put on the front page of the website?