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August 2020

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Traffic, Tics & Henry David Thoreau

It was as if, one morning, without any warning, we arose to find the world a different place.

Because, it was.

Almost overnight, we acquired a new lexicon of terms and a distant geographic awareness that crash landed at home. Wuhan. Bergamo. Social distancing. Shelter […]

Positive Transformation

Growing up in Crosby, TX, a small town near Houston, interior designer Joshua Smith knew he wasn’t like the other boys and it caused him much pain and grief. He recalls his “pink sock” moment as an example.

“I had these new socks,” Smith […]

Making Something Old New Again

In May of last year, I wrote a story on the forgotten treasure that is the American drive-in movie experience. How this bit of the country’s flawed but authentic mid-twentieth century culture had been quietly capitulated by the easily accessible digital grab-bag of […]

A Culture of Cultures

What does an animal make of a pandemic? On various early morning bike rides this spring, I’ve startled foxes and bears as they saunter along our unusually quiet country roads, no doubt pleased that our iron horses have yielded such amiable byways to […]

Word on the street is…

Town Supervisor Officially Resigns

In a move that has been nearly a year in the making, Peter Cipkowski officially handed in his formal resignation this week as Hillsdale's Town Supervisor. Mr.Cipkowski has been part of the Town's local government since 2005 when he first ran for a position on the Hillsdale Town Board. He [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

Ten Mile Table Presents Cuizinestand for Month of August

During the month of August, Ten Mile Table, an initiative created in partnership with The Lantern Inn and the Wassaic Project, both located in the town of Wassaic, NY, will highlight and support voices in independent print publishing including food, wine, and art. Dubbed by organizers as the Cuizinestand or the Wassaic Newsstand, the pop-up will feature the work of a variety of writers, artists, photographers, designers, hospitality workers, wine producers, and publishers who make independent publications possible. The pop-up newsstand marks [...]

Noble Horizons Presents a Photographic Summer In the Tri-Corner

The fact that the summer of 2020 will go down as one of the strangest in recent memory hasn’t stopped Salisbury Connecticut's Noble Horizons — one of the area’s leaders in elder care — from encouraging locals to capture their favorite seasonal moments. In a campaign dubbed Picture your Best Summer, the renowned Noble community has attracted local photographers from across the area in capturing the very best of what summer has to offer in the Tri-Corner region. From beloved area attractions [...]

Jessie’s Recipe

August 2020 Recipe – Dilly Bars

So, a “Dilly Bar,” for those not in the know, is a frosty ice cream treat sold at Dairy Queen. It is almost like an ice cream popsicle – stick and all – made of vanilla soft-serve ice cream coated in chocolate. Truth be told, I am not sure that I have ever had the pleasure of trying a Dilly Bar, though I am a huge fan of Dairy Queen, and my favorite item (in case you were wondering) is a large [...]

Wine of the Week

Classic Red Wine Sangrias

For this, our second weekend in August, I'm sharing two recipes for sangria made with red wine. This is traditional sangria, and it is THE perfect beverage for a summer cookout or picnic, also features bowls of fresh guacamole with chips, grilled shrimp, barbeque or burgers, and fiery salsa for slathering on anything and everything. Now to the sangrias. First, a simple and basic one. Start with a bottle of dry red wine - nothing expensive. A Spanish Red is a fitting [...]

Deal of the Week

183 Lockwood Road, Hillsdale NY

Deal of the Week The classics never go out of style. Take for example this original-owner Lindal cedar home that offers magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and Berkshire Mountains. This classic 1988 Lindal home features cathedral knotty pine ceilings, hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, large wraparound deck and oversized windows to accentuate the views. It offers a first story bedroom suite, three additional bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, an updated kitchen and attached two-car garage. Perfectly sighted on [...]

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