Ooooh Me Mischievites!

Hey Ho Merry Mischievites!!!!
We hope you all had a grand Thanksgiving!!
Other than some excitement of Monty Joe the doggy, doing some "Sneaky Pete" from an unguarded snack plate, where he decided to swallow a Chicken Wing WHOLE
(YAH, I'm sure THAT"S gonna feel good coming out :)
Ah....we've been pretty busy with gigs and getting ready for the Holidays!!
Have some Really Fun stuff to tell you about below!
Things like~~
*Plowshares Craftfair and Winter Peace Festival!
* Victorian Festival & Holiday Tree Lighting!
* EarthCrafter's Holiday Open House!
*Pirate's Yule!
*Read w/ St. Nick!! (who looks strikingly like HARRY! :)
*2 Open Mics!
*Holiday Restaurant Show in Troy!
*Candlelight Service for Yule/Christmas to get you in that Holiday Spirit!!
among a BUNCH of other FUN events!
We did a kickin' interview with our buddy, Russ Tarby, for the Liverpool Library!
You can find it on the web.....on the air.... and they will be blogging it on their website.
To connect to Radio LPL, go to
It will be aired daily at 1PM and 2PM at least through December!!

Work is still progressing on our LIVE Cd called:
"Up Close & Personal~ Merry Mischief LIVE!"

And we still plug away (annually :) on our Holiday CD called: "Christmas Presence"


We are making the trek once again to the Fort Myers Medieval Faire in January!
Very Happy to be performing there again for all our southern faire family!

Do you think you may want to get away from the snow??
R-U-N-N-O-F-T with Merry Mischief to a FUN get away in the SUN!
We'd love to see you! January 16-17 and 23-24.
Surf to:

We hope to see you soon, and We Wish You some Merry Mischief & A Happy New Year!!!

Merlyn & Harry
PO Box 425
Jordan, NY 13080
Merlyn & Harry (Yer Well Armed Minstrels........see packing list above :)

PO Box 425, Jordan, NY 13080
315-689-6815 Voicemail (don't wait for the beep...there isn't one)

for MP3s you can download and pics! 
for Merlyn's pages and Blogs and other extraneous 
for Harry's pages & pics of his Kewl Snowcastle Master Creation.For our cds~
go to: CDS


Saturday, Dec 5
Plowshares Craftsfair & Winter Peace Festival
Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
Nottingham High School, 3100 E. Genesee St.

Beautiful Crafts... Lively Entertainment... Silent Auction...Great Food...Cool People...
Central New York’s premiere multicultural crafts fair brings to life a community marketplace
and celebrating a world where people enjoy their work and have control over it.
Only $2-5 (sliding scale) for adults, free for those under 16 or over 65.
Plowshares provides a family-friendly alternative to frantic shopping and mass-produced goods.

The crafts, created by over 120 craftspeople from throughout Central New York, are not only high quality but also sensitive to social and environmental concerns. Holiday gift buyers will find crafts ranging from hand-screened and batik clothing, stained glass, pottery, vegetable-based soaps, fabric dolls, jewelry (bone, copper, brass, silver, gemstones, ceramic, glass beads), blown glass, leatherwork, hand-dipped incense, and many other items.
The crafts high quality, and items cover a wide range of prices.
There will be ongoing performances, by local musicians,
MERRY MISCHIEF 4pm Sat.! dancers, and drummers. In addition, tasty food from The Mission Restaurant, ranging from snacks to healthy meals will be available at reasonable prices.
Overflow parking is available at Jowonio School, across East Genesee St.
For information, contact the Peace Council at 472-5478, e-mail:, on the


Sunday, December 6
Victorian Festival and Holiday Tree Lighting
4401 Rt. 31, Clay, NY Clay Town Hall

Merry Mischief Caroling 4pm Tree Lighting by 6pm. Vendors, 12th regiment, Black powder salute to the tree, Victorian tea party, and old fashioned holiday.
Victorian Festival 2009 Schedule
All Day: Artisans & Crafters for your Holiday shopping needs
Food available w/ M&R Dogs concession stand
US 12th Regiment Civil War Reenactor Demonstrations
Victorian Tea demonstration & kiddie dress up with NEW CREATIONS
Goodie Bag & Visit w/ Santa 1-2:30 pm and 3:30pm-5pm
12 noon to 4pm Children’s Make & Take craft tables
1pm Dawn Jordan STRING THEATRE Marionette Show
2pm-3pm The MAGIC of Virgil-close up wandering magic
TREE LIGHTING SCHEDULE: Begins in fron of Town Hall
5pm a Capella songs w/ MERRY MISCHIEF
5:30pm 12th Regiment Demonstration & Black Powder Gun Salute
5:45pm Tree Lighting w/ Clay Town Supervisor Damian Ulatowski

Monday, Dec. 7
Presbyterian Women's Luncheon
Baldwinsville, NY
Holiday music for the Lovely Ladies this Lunchtime! :)

Monday, Dec. 7
Guitar League
Presentation by Merry Mischief Special Guests 7pm
The Vineyard, (off State Fair Blvd., off 690) Syracuse, NY

Wednesday, December 9
Jordan Open Mic
Jordan Library, Mechanic St. Jordan, NY
THEME: "Free Spin"
Free! Fun! Refreshments available
Sound & Lights by Harrison Audio & Stage

Thursday, December 10
Syracuse Federation of Women's Clubs Luncheon
Private Party~Holiday Music for these Lovely Ladies! :)

Friday, December 11
Seneca Cayuga Nursing Home

Friday, December 11
EarthCrafter's Open House
The South Main Emporium,604 South Main Street,Newark,NY 315-331-6400

A Gypsy Caravan of Unique Gifts
Herbs,teas,incense,oils,home decor,cornhusk dolls,wheat weaving,
organic free-range eggs,baked goods, and so much more!
10 A.M to 4 P.M.Tuesdays thru Saturdays.Closed Sun-Mon
Friday evening,December 11th, FREE ENTERTAINMENT -
Come listen to our special musical guests- MERRY MISCHIEF!
(Open House hours for the entire weekend are:
December 10th,11th,5 to 7 P.M December 12th ,10 A.M to 4 P.m.)
And enjoy delightful baked goods from "NATALIE'S GOODIES"
for more info: write to Ditchwitch at

Saturday, Dec. 12
Piratas Solemnitas (Pirate Yule)
A FUN Piratical Holiday can be yours, with our firnds at the SCA~
with mayhaps a special guest appearance of Merry Mischief!

Ahoy mateys and harken to our tale – of pirates and ships; grog and grub; fun and frivolity; and, of course, lots of booty! Be ye a nautical novice or hardened seadog, we welcome you to join us as Delftwood becomes a safe harbor for Piratas Solemnitas – a celebration of marine adventurers! Come explore some of the rich history of maritime adventures, from the Vikings to the Likedeelers, the Corsairs to the Renegados. For as long as there have been boats there has been piracy.

Classes are now forming in all manner of nautical subjects, including Letters of Marque; Nautical Heraldry; Nautical Knots and Women in Piracy. Should you wish to teach a class, please contact the Argh-tocrat. Spend some time spinning sea chanteys, test your knowledge on the crew trivia game or challenge your mates in the games tournament. Enter your best grog into a brewing competition – beer, wine, mead and/or cordial – documentation is not necessary but please provide an ingredient list. Bring your most prized booty for the A&S display, be it something you have made or something you “acquired.” When you’re ready for grub, drop anchor in the Port of Algiers and enjoy a feast of variety and splendor. Contact Lady Catherine “The Otter” O’Herlihy (mka Kate Turnbole) for any dietary restrictions and concerns. With this being the season of giving, please feel free to bring new, unwrapped toys for our “Booty for Babies” campaign (known commonly as Toys for Tots.)

The Piratas Solemnitas will be held December 12, 2009 at the Arrowhead Lodge on Oneida Shores ( Physical Address: 9248 McKinley Ridge Rd, Brewerton NY 13029) . Port opens to all ships at 10:00 a.m. and will close docks at 8:00 p.m. Ante for the site is $7, ages 6-16 is $4 and 5 and under is free. Include your grub for another $7. A $3 non-member surcharge will apply. Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Delftwood, and mail them to: Barony of Delftwood, PO Box 6694, Syracuse, NY 13217. For any questions, contact the Argh-tocrat, Lady Desiderata “Desi Duck” Drake (mka Jennifer Moravasik –
Directions to port:
Arrowhead Lodge, Oneida Shores Park
Physical Address: 9248 McKinley Ridge Rd, Brewerton NY 13029.
From North or South of Syracuse, NY:
Find your best route to I81. Take Exit 31/Brewerton; left onto
Bartell Road for 1.7 miles until it ends, left on Ladd Rd, entrance is
0.1 miles on the right

Sunday, December 13
Read with St. Nick!
Wilard Chapel, Auburn, NY
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Harry will bring his Best YULE Friend, St. Nicholas, to entertain!!
St. Nick will be reading "T'was the Night Before Christmas" in the Willard Chapel at Noon and 4 PM. Come say "Happy Christmas!" to Harry's friend, St. Nick!! :)
The Purple Lancers (Drums & Bugles) and an Organist will perform throughout the day. Free and Open to the Public! Come see this AMAZING Chapel that Tiffany built!
Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County.

Sunday, December 13
Private Party

Wednesday, December 16
Baldwinsville Open Mic
Baldwinsville Library, East Genesee St., Baldwinsville, NY
Free! Fun!
Sound and Lights: Harrison Audio & Stage

Saturday, December 19
Potter's Tavern Holiday Show
Sterup Square, Troy, NY
Come have a holiday dinner ....and a show!
Victorian music for the holidays with Merry Mischief!
For more info: 518-279-9600

December 20

5:00 PM Candle Service

Unitarian Universalist Church of Auburn, 607 N. Seward Ave, Auburn, NY

Candlelighting Service Only! – This is our annual candle lighting service. As our daylight hours are reduced, various religious traditions have observed this with a variety of candle rituals. We will celebrate some of them this evening. Music provided by Merry Mischief.

Wednesday, December 23
Auburn Open Mic
NO OPEN MIC due to holiday
Thank you for your participation in the Auburn Open Mic,
but we will be discontinuing this venue site for 2010.

and NOW???

Some Santa Stats

There are currently 78 people named S. Claus living in the U.S.
-- and one Kriss Kringle.
(You gotta wonder about that one kid's parents)

December is the most popular month for nose jobs.

Weight of Santa's sleigh loaded with one Beanie Baby
for every kid on earth: 333,333 tons.

Number of reindeer required to pull a 333,333-ton s
sleigh: 214,206 -- plus Rudolph.

To deliver his gifts in one night, Santa would have to
make 822.6 visits per second, sleighing at 3,000 times
the speed of sound.

At that speed, Santa and his reindeer would burst into flame

Told you he was a Magic Man :)

and One of my Favorite Christmas Jokes:
A Sign of the Times
As a little girl climbed onto Santa's lap, Santa asked the usual, "And what would you like for Christmas?"
The child stared at him open mouthed and horrified for a minute, then gasped: "Didn't you get my E-mail?"