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On Their Own

February 9, 2014 Gloversville native Peter Pollak dreamed of becoming a published author as a teenager. Now at age 70 he is one, four times over. more »»

Olympics bring back skiing memories

February 9, 2014 The TV has been dominated by sports lately, with Super Bowl XLVIII the most watched TV program in United States history, and the start of the Winter Olympics in Russi. more »»

Treat chefs with kindness and love

February 9, 2014 Plan the menu, find the recipes, secure the food, arrange the order, prep the vegetables, assign the tasks, make the food, heat the food, cool the food, work out the timing, design each dish, serve... more »»

A Fighting Chance

February 2, 2014 Before 15-year-old Gabrielle Allen of Gloversville started training at Pazzaglia’s American Kenpo Karate in Johnstown a few years ago, she was having issues with a bully at Gloversville High School. more »»

Grammy acts shine at ceremony

February 2, 2014 I was watching “Morning Joe” on MSNBC last Monday after the Grammys and heard Joe Scarborough mention that in 1964, when the Beatles headed up the “British Invasion” with five out of the top 10 hits... more »»

Healthy quinoa gaining popularity

February 2, 2014 “Quee-no-wa,”Ann explained. “It is like a rice, or maybe like sesame seeds. It’s good but different. It might, like, be their rice.” Several years ago, my cousin visited South America. more »»

Green Medicine

January 26, 2014 Local healthcare providers may not agree on whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s medical marijuana initiative is a positive thing, but most agree that more research into the matter is needed. more »»

Tips for cold weather exercise

January 26, 2014 It seems like every year my patients and I have the same conversation about Father Winter and how he has snuck up on us, even though we live in the great Northeas. more »»

High marks for winning films

January 26, 2014 When I wrote about the Golden Globes last week, I had yet to see any of the nominated films. more »»

S.F. farmers market a feast for foodies

January 26, 2014 It was a rainy Saturday in San Francisco. I had been there for several days introducing my 20 year old granddaughter to the foggy city, a possible future home for her. more »»

Visions of music

January 12, 2014 Fort Plain native Scott Collins began playing guitar in high school. more »»

Country singer Barnes leaves legacy of generosity

January 12, 2014 Without Dick Barnes, Stan DeVoe may never have gotten his start in the music business. more »»

Watching the Polar Plunge

January 12, 2014 Herman, Shannon and I went to watch about 50 brave souls take the plunge in Caroga Lake on New Year’s Day. It was fun to watch, but maybe not so much fun to take the dip itself. more »»

Restaurants limiting salt use

January 12, 2014 Salt is a “mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride, salt in its natural form is a crystalline mineral known as rock salt or halite. It is present in vast quantities in the sea. more »»

Lots to see at Caroga Lake

January 5, 2014 Besides the new TV shows and movies out for the new year, we still have the ever-new entertainment outside our front window here at Caroga Lake. more »»

Food resolutions for the new year

January 5, 2014 “The New Year will be like the old one if you keep on doing the same old things. more »»

Art Apart From Time

December 29, 2013 James Gurney, author and illustrator of the “Dinotopia” book series, has often played coy when it comes to the reality of his creation. more »»

Keeping up with new gadgets

December 29, 2013 The past few years have introduced a plethora of new digital gadgets. more »»

Bartending not such an easy job

December 29, 2013 I was trying to come up with a drinking-related article to relate with New Year’s Eve, and all I kept remembering was my few weeks tending bar. more »»

True Horror

December 22, 2013 Palatine Bridge attorney Jesse Quackenbush has devoted much of the past decade to telling Johnny Frank Garrett’s story. Now he’s getting some help from Hollywood. more »»



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