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September 2021

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Summer 2021-To Europe – and Back?

Our trip to France was planned for late March 2020. My younger brother, Michael, and I needed to get over to see our mother in the Maison de Retraite that she had been transported to the previous December because her cognitive deterioration made it […]

A Graceful Life Set in Stone

One of the most impossibly difficult aspects of the human experience is not only death itself, nor comprehending the idea that those we love will at some point no longer be with us, but how our enduring ability to love transforms death […]

Nothing Is Impossible To Her Who Will

In 2018, when Republican Senator Kathy Marchione announced that she would not seek re-election in Senate District 43, the news immediately raised the collective temperature on a seat suddenly in play for a traditionally competitive district. But for Marchione’s eventual successor Daphne […]

SEL-Why is My Kid’s School Teaching About Emotions?

Consider the following exchange I had with “Joe,” the owner of an unnamed inn in the western Adirondacks:

It was roughly 9am, and I was waiting for Joe’s wife, who served as hostess, waitress, chef, and (remarkably, still) a charming bartender, to put […]

Word on the street is…

Northwest Connecticut CROP Hunger Walk Enters 38th Year

With food insecurity having increased greatly for many people in the area and around the world, and many local friends and neighbors struggling to buy food for themselves and their families, members of Salisbury's United Congregational Church (UCC) are gearing up for Northwest Connecticut's 38th annual, a second virtual, CROP [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

Community Rodeo Event to be Held in Amenia this October

In the first of what is slated to become an annual event in the picturesque town of Amenia, NY, the Hudson Valley Rodeo, supporting the Amenia-Wassaic Community Organization and sponsored in part by the Silo Ridge Community Foundation, will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Keane Stud. The 275 acre state-of-the-art thoroughbred breeding farm will provide the perfect backdrop for the large-scale afternoon romp and was designed and built in the mid 1980s by Mr. James Edwards. The rodeo, which [...]

Hillsdale Concert Series to Bring Children’s Program to Hamlet Park

Grammy nominee Brady Rymer along with Claudia Mussen will play family-friendly children’s rock on Saturday Sept. 18 as Hillsdale’s Hamlet Committee continues its Jams in the Hamlet concert series. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Hamlet Park with the Roe Jan Library presenting a storytelling program in the park. Food and soft drinks will be available from local restaurants, including Momma Lo’s BBQ and Bacon’s Pizza. The free concert will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Please bring a blanket or [...]

Baking with Olivia & Caroline

September 2021 Recipe – Fresh Peach Cobbler

A cobbler is a deep-dish baked fruit dessert with a thick biscuit topping. Traditionally, the rich fruit stew is the base. Some like to bake a cobbler with the biscuit on the bottom too, but we feel that isn’t a true cobbler. That’s more like a deep-dish pie! It is believed that the name “cobbler” got its name from the biscuit-like topping resembling cobblestones. Cobblers were created by British American settlers who lacked the proper ingredients and equipment for pie. Lucky for [...]

Wine of the Week

Fall is in the Air

Fall festivals are everywhere, and that means apples! If you're looking to pair a wine with an apple pie or crisp, consider something that will complement the sweetness and the slight tartness of the dessert. A semi-dry Riesling is a great choice. The Finger Lakes are famous for making great wines from that grape, so go local and ask your wine shop for a recommendation. Mine is this one from Red Newt. I love everything about it - the taste, the label, [...]

Deal of the Week

Contemporary Home in North Canaan

39 Carlson Road, North Canaan, CT 06018 Contemporary 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 6.60 Acres PRICE: $790,000 Two homes are nestled on this 6.6 acre parcel in Canaan Valley - a custom contemporary home built in 1990 with access from Carlson Road and a smaller tenant house built in 1880 with access from Moses Meade Road. The property also includes a 30x30 horse barn with 3 horse stalls and one pony stall and another large barn that could be repurposed as [...]

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