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Mark Manske Book Signing and Owl Meet-Up at Saranac Lake's Village Mercantile

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When: Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Village Mercantile (formerly The Community Store) will be hosting Adirondack Raptor proprietor Mark Manske for a book signing and a meet and greet with one of his special owl friends on Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon until 2 PM.

Mark Manske has written two mystery novels for youth centered around Marvin Stone, “Stoney,” and his buddy Bill Short as well as a mysterious owl, a modern-day treasure hunt, and a skunk. The North Country is the featured locale.

The books, “The Great Snowy Owl Caper” and “Chasing the Ghost of an Adirondack Elephant” will both be available for purchase and signing at The Village Mercantile on the Saturday before Christmas. The books are illustrated by former Brasher Falls Central School art teacher Kristen Towne, who worked with Mr. Manske for 17 years at the school while he was a science teacher there.

The Village Mercantile will be open from 9 to 6 PM that day and has a large assortment of unique Adirondack gifts for all ages. The store now also has a robust e-commerce website ( that can help make holiday shopping fun and easy, especially for shipping Adirondack-made and inspired products.

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