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Caffe Lena's Sarah Craig - In Her Own Words Pt.1

After decades of trials, tribulations, evictions, losses, and near bankruptcy, Lena Spencer saw her inspired vision of a creative gathering place for her community become a reality with Caffe Lena. Her boundless passion and perseverance served as the driving force behind her renowned establishment now known as the longest-running coffeehouse in the country, recognized as an American Treasure by the Library of Congress, and a place where folk music continues to thrive after six decades.

Executive Director Sarah Craig took over the reins at Caffe Lena in 1995.  She seeks to carry forward Lena Spencer's dedication to community service through music, creating friendships, careers and harmonoious connection.  On the heels of WMHT Public Media's new film, "Lena: A Life In Folk", Craig spoke to WEXT's Dave Michaels in length about the American treasure at 47 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs.

  

"Lena: A Life In Folk" premieres Thursday, September 19 at 8pm on WMHT-TV. Sponsored by Adirondack Trust Company and Saratoga Hospital.

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