Nancy Wells of Damascus, PA

When I was a child, I created my own dream laboratory in a clothes closet. I wanted to be Madame Curie. I felt a kinship with her curiosity and love of experimentation. I gathered rocks, perfume, …

Carol Smythe of Grahamsville, NY

Women were valued in my farm family. I was born in 1933, and I felt empowered to choose my life. My mom—teacher, poet, farmwife and community activist—became my role model. Her father was …

Celebrating Women’s History Month

When I moved to Narrowsburg in 1978, Main Street was filled with women leaders. Gladys Maas was in charge at the Narrowsburg Feed Mill. Stella Ropke was manager at the River Bank, in the original …

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Denise Connolly of Bethel, NY:

This is an easy one: I would force the press, all of the media to give us only the TRUTH after they have verified what they get from all those “unnamed sources.” Any press conferences …

Tom Kappner of Kenoza Lake, NY

Dissipating the hullabaloo (or turning down the heat)

Denise Connolly of Smallwood, NY

I spent a lot of time at home and concentrated on enjoying every day, doing things I liked. I did many of my perennial gardens over and I am thrilled with the results. I added more beautiful koi …

‘The Seed’ by Nancy Wells of Damascus, PA

As an artist, I choose to spend a lot of time alone making art. However, since the COVID-19, I am, like most of us on the planet, pushed into a solitary existence most of the time. Drawing has kept …

Courtney Conner of Damascus, PA

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, I was limping home up 3rd Avenue and 97th Street in NYC at about 2:30 pm. I had just completed teaching my 13th dance and/or pilates class in two days; I taught 25 dance and …