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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 »»

Film reminder of childhood

December 22, 2013 My rabbi from Gloversville’s temple Knesseth Israel Synagogue, Rabbi Rose Durbin, sent out a monthly newsletter with what’s going on in and around the Jewish communit. more »»

The old rules still apply at tea time

December 22, 2013 “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. more »»

Hitting a high note

December 15, 2013 Jayne E. Plantz-Hing of Johnstown didn’t find out about her son’s appearance on “The Voice” until three days before it happened. On Nov. more »»

Live ‘Sound of Music’ falls short

December 15, 2013 This past week my aide Shannon and I watched the remake of “The Sound of Music” with Carrie Underwood in the starring role as Maria. more »»

Traditional dish a holiday favorite

December 15, 2013 Aebleskiver or ebleskiver is a small round Scandinavian pancake that tastes like a delicate donut — a cross between a pancake and a popover. more »»

Decorating table’s center completes dining experience

December 1, 2013 Several years ago, my students were helping with a large Christmas dinner in the large cafeteria at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. more »»

Making your conversation survive Thanksgiving day

November 24, 2013 You are sitting at the Thanksgiving table. more »»

‘Maker of Magic’

October 27, 2013 Sarah Roberts, a native of Mayfield who now lives in Johnstown, is a Jill of many trades: She paints, designs furniture, teaches yoga and art classes and writes about sex and dating for the... more »»

Storyteller Strikes Again

October 20, 2013 Amsterdam native Bob Cudmore has published a new book about the region’s past, this time revealing the “Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley: The Baseball Oracle, the Mohawk Encampment and More. more »»



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