Sarah Alamond, author of the “Life in Liverpool” blog, sits at Café at 407.
Liverpool If you knew about the new longer Saturday hours at the local café, or if you penciled in the concert at the library, it may have been because you saw the information on “Life In Liverpool,” the blog about happenings and life in… Liverpool.
Sarah Alamond started the blog as a “mental outlet.” As a parent, Alamond has great demands on her attention and energy. The at-home mom has three children, ranging in age from 2 to 8 years old, including a 6-year-old daughter who has special needs.
“Life changed with the birth of my daughter,” Alamond said.
She got the idea to start a blog from her brother, who knew of one all about Albany and encouraged his sister to start a similar blog.
The decision to blog about Liverpool was easy. Alamond loves where she lives, and calls it a place where she finds peace.
“With three kids and a special needs child, I find peace just walking out the door… the library, the people, the scenery, just walking,” she said. “I wanted to share with others how great it is here.”
While Life In Liverpool may be a local product, Alamond is not. Originally from Westmoreland, Alamond attended Ithaca College where she got a degree in business administration. She moved with her husband to Liverpool 11 years ago. Settling in the village, she recalls her ritual with her oldest child that included riding bikes to the library, stopping at the neighborhood store for a drink, making a stop at the café, then heading to the park.
“What I love the most is that I can run all my errands in 20 minutes,” she said.
Alamond was working at a local TV station when deciding to leave to pursue a master’s degree. While attending school (at SUNY Oswego), she also worked at Liverpool schools as a substitute. During this time, she had her son. By now, at home with him, and having been inspired by that year’s annual village Santa Claus visit, she started the site about her beloved Liverpool. That was December 2011.