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Our small-business owners are the lifeblood of our community. At a time when monster malls are sitting empty and Amazon is gobbling the world’s retail economy, they are the ones we go to every … more
As some of you might know, I’ve been a little under the weather lately, and by “lately,” I mean for more than a year. Some days are better than others, but every doctor I see (and … more
By now, most readers have finished their Thanksgiving leftovers from the holiday dinner they likely shared with family and friends last week. A whole turkey provides enough leftovers for several … more
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. My mother would always say that when Santa comes at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, it’s officially Christmas … more
The Wayne County Historical Society has long treasured this photo of the members of Wayne County’s Last Man’s Club. After World War I, it was very common practice for a group of surviving … more
Hunting is about much more than the hunt and the harvest—it’s a lifestyle that permeates much of what you do throughout the entire year. There’s a charge of stewardship that goes … more
You might be paddling down the Delaware River, or walking along the shoreline of a local lake when you hear it—the distinctive chittering cries of a belted kingfisher. The loud rattle-like … more
Usually pajama parties take place at night with young girls staying up late, giggling, whispering, discussing boys and eating junk food. When I discovered that the temperature on Thanksgiving Day was … more
Life goes on.  After a long absence, June was back on the 5:10 a.m. from Port Jervis to the city. We regulars asked where her husband Pat was. June’s face was twisted as she spoke the … more
Yes, I’ve said that before, but this time I really mean it. Believe it or not, as of Monday, November 25, Dharma the Wonder Dog is now 10-years old. I’m still in denial, especially since … more
As most anglers that fish the Catskills soon learn, rainbow trout are not as widely distributed throughout the region as brown trout. However, that is changing. As far as stream fisheries go, … more
Let’s face it: I’ve been around the block a few times. I’ve done a lot of things, seen a lot of places and met a lot of people over the years, but thankfully, I have yet to do it … more
Fall is a time to gather perspective after the relaxed days of summer. We recommit ourselves to work. Kids go back to school. We put snow tires on the car in anticipation of the ice and snow soon to … more
Congratulations, America! We’ve made it through yet another election season. I hope that everyone found something in the recent results to be happy about, whether locally or nationally. I … more
Every autumn, we button up the house in preparation for winter, trading out screens for storm-door inserts, checking for new drafts and leaky weather stripping and giving the woodstove its annual … more
Yep—that’s exactly how I feel, and no, it is not a song from “Mary Poppins.” Since usage of the word itself is most often associated with someone who is disconcerted or … more
With October in the rearview mirror and Thanksgiving looming on the horizon, signs of the season’s shift toward winter are all around. Take some time to tune in to the passing peculiarities and … more
Music is an integral part of any culture, often defining the very spirit of a community. In our very regional community, i.e. the Delaware River valley region, there is so much culture collectively … more
Extra, extra, read all about it: Heinle’s General Store has been sold to a very nice guy named Raj. I stopped in there one day and met with Raj and Nick, the old owner. I was told that the … more
Our recent road trip across the United States was a travelogue of astonishing sights, but it was also a journey of discovery about family. As I get older, I seek to connect with family members who … more
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