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Bonus beach days in October — sunning myself

October 23, 2016 So, guys, I’m writing this to you on Tuesday, five days before you read this in the newspaper and it’s 4 p.m., and even with the wind blowing across the lake at us, the temperature is 77 degrees. more »»

Get to the polls and vote

October 16, 2016 I say this with great thought. It’s not difficult at all to register to vote, but by the time you read this the date has already passed you by in New York. more »»

The Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement

October 9, 2016 I started Monday morning at Knesseth Israel Synagogue in Gloversville worshipping with my spiritual family. Herman went with me and it was great to reconnect with the folks there. more »»

Fall colors hold off but long pants are on

October 2, 2016 Well I have to start, everybody, by saying, “Happy October!” As we all know, my favorite time of the year is summer where I can wear bathing suits every day and no shoes. more »»

Emmy Awards bring back memories of showbiz times

September 25, 2016 Well, I’d like to focus on something besides the upcoming elections and the Emmy Awards last Sunday gives me an opportunity.  Of course, there were some political opinions expressed there as well. more »»

School reunions, bathing suits and picnic is in the air

September 18, 2016 So Sunday, as you are reading this column in the newspaper, (for those who haven’t already seen it on Facebook,) I will be at the Bti picnic with Herman. more »»

Looking back at 9/11

September 11, 2016 Well, guys, it’s that time of year. The kids are back in school and “summer people” have left our little town to its hard-core, year-rounders like Herman and me. more »»

This weekend is the ‘unofficial’ end to summer

September 4, 2016 So guys, with Monday being Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, our little town will become a ghost town. Herman and I are the only year-round residents on our bloc. more »»

A new kitten brings back past memories

August 28, 2016 I’ve always loved cats and recently my aide, Heather, brought a new kitten for a visit and it brought back memories of all my past cats. more »»

Stormy weather in Caroga Lake wreaks havoc

August 21, 2016 I got a phone call last Sunday from my sister Debbie, who lives in Chicago. more »»

A permanent home found for music in Caroga Lake

August 14, 2016 Well, guys, another wonderful summer of music with the talented Caroga Lake Music Festival is coming to an end. more »»

Enjoying the Caroga Lake Music Festival

August 7, 2016 Hey, readers, if you have some time free today, I have an idea for you. I became familiar with the Caroga Lake Music Festival several years ago up here in Caroga Lake. more »»

Cooling off in the lake and enjoying the neighborhood

July 31, 2016 Monday the 25th was a warm one even here in the foothills of the Adirondacks. So I had a great idea to get in the lake first thing. more »»

Fixing up the house and getting ready for winter

July 24, 2016 So I’m sitting in the lake with my aide Jeff about 10 days ago and I made the remark to Jeff, “The house really needs to be scraped and polyurethaned with a Helmsman UV protective seal. more »»

Writing through the summer

July 17, 2016 Well guys, by the time this column appears in the newspaper, I will have been at the local authors’ book sale Thursday at the Fulton County Historical Society Museum on North Kingsboro Avenue in... more »»

Rachael Ray: 21st century food icon?

July 17, 2016 In this fourth and final column in my series about women who influenced the way we cook today, you might be surprised that I selected Rachael Ra. more »»

An abundance of authors to gather at local book fair

July 10, 2016 So guys, with the July fourth festivities behind us, I am looking forward to my next big event Thursday, July 14 at 4 p.m. at the Fulton County Museum on North Kingsboro Ave. in Gloversvill. more »»

Activities out my front door

July 3, 2016 So guys, today is the annual boat parade here in Caroga Lake. I include a photo from last year’s 4th of July boat parade and fireworks on the beach to give you an idea of what it looks like. more »»

She’s back in the water again

June 26, 2016 With the official start of summer this week, I’m happy to say I’m back in the water again. To be specific, I’m back in “our front yard,” which is West Caroga Lake. I’ve always been a water person. more »»

 Flag Day at the lake — Kathryn gets a barn quilt

June 19, 2016 So guys, I’m writing this to you on Tuesday, which is Flag Day, and therein lies a story.? See, Herman got an email from his cousin a few days ago. Cousin Laura teaches at St. more »»



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