by Dave Warner

Canal Place is going to be busy again this weekend with food, art, shops, and discounts from noon until 5 pm.

Canal Side Inn will not only have their full bar menu available, but they’ll be serving Wisconsin Cheddar Burgers, which are grass-fed organic ground sirloin with aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese, served with a petite salad for $10, Pulled Pork Sandwiches with hickory-smoked pulled barbecue pork with red cabbage slaw on grilled brioche with petite salad for $10, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with applewood smoked bacon, Roma tomatoes, and avocado aioli on grilled brioche with potato chips for $10, or a Cucumber Salad of mixed greens with English cucumber, Roma tomatoes, roasted peppers, Buffalo mozzarella, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing for $8.

The new Little Falls Presence Gift Shop will be open inside the Stone Mill and ready to meet all your gift-giving needs, with t-shirts, coffee cups, note cards, original oil paintings, photographs, tote-bags, Christmas tree ornaments, Koozies, stone coasters and more. Deborah Kaufman will be painting on location starting at 1 pm inside the Stone Mill and explaining some of the pieces that she has right next to her set up in the gift shop.

The Selective Eye gift shop of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts will be open from 12-4 pm as well, with all kinds of unique gifts and artwork, as well as a sale on their silver jewelry.

My Little Falls Radio will be broadcasting from inside the Cafe at Stone Mill starting at 1 pm with a new sports show that will be taping between 4 and 5 pm called The Press Box, hosted by Travis Heiser, owner of the Diamond Dawgs.

Photo by Dave Warner – Gabby Sylstra.

“We’re going to talk to local sports fans and people in the community and get their take on some of the issues that are going on in all sports, whether it be major league baseball, the NFL, or college basketball. We’ll talk about local high school sports as well,” he said.

This weekend’s show is going to focus on COVID 19 and the impact it has had on area sports at the high school and college level. Show producers will be looking for people who want to participate and be part of the discussion, but during the afternoon, the station will also provide a call-in number for those who want to comment but cannot be physically present. Little Falls High School senior athlete Gabby Sylstra will be one of the featured guests on the show.

“We want to talk to them about the effect it has had on them. It could be a high school, college, or even a middle school athlete. It could be anybody. What’s it like practicing social distancing in a little league game. A lot of these kids are playing travel ball because it’s considered recreational, not school-related. That’s another issue all by itself. Is it safe? What’s the difference between that and high school sports,” Heiser said.

The show will air every Thursday night at 7 pm on My Little Falls Radio, but also be available on-demand as a podcast via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other popular platforms.

Elias Saifan who owns the Art Door Gallery will be rolling out a large canvas and be painting live on the sidewalk in front of his gallery. If you’d like to find out more about the gallery and his work, visit

Chilled zucchini coconut soup with ginger, lime & cilantro!

The Cafe at Stone Mill is featuring ice cream nachos. Homemade cinnamon sugar chips with your choice of two ice creams and two toppings finished with whipped cream and a cherry and then chilled zucchini coconut soup with ginger, lime & cilantro.

The UPS Store will be offering 10% off all shipping. They are located on the 1st floor of the Stone Mill building.

Mangia Macrina’s Wood Fired Pizza is now open in the Stone Mill and they are running some specials as well. Cavoletti for $13, the Full Monte for $14, Swine and Dine for $15, and S’more O’ What? for $12, which is wood-fired dough, chocolate, toasted marshmallow, butter, and graham crumble, with a chocolate drizzle.