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If you have walked past a small pond within the last few days, chances are you have heard the first wood frogs quacking away as they strive to attract a mate and breed. Soon after, spring peepers … more
REGION — The novel coronavirus is bringing a lot of changes to the area, but it can’t stop spring from coming. This winter aconite flower is folded up against the cold and a new dusting … more
Have you ever owned one of those nifty weather gauges that gives an insightful summation of the current climate and such? Growing up, our family had a wooden plaque on the front porch with a … more
It’s a little chilly out there; the wind does not make it any better. Spring is right around the corner, and I hope we have seen the last of the snow. When I was a kid, I loved the snow: … more
Yep, it’s time to reset the clocks (Sunday, March 8), and none too soon, IMHO. It’s the looking back that is often my undoing. Even though I state publicly that I’m not a fan of … more
There comes a time in every kid’s life when they dream about becoming a firefighter, an airplane pilot, a farmer, a teacher, or even the president of these United States, since it would appear … more
HAWLEY, PA — The First Presbyterian Church of Hawley is throwing its fourth annual Spring for Kidz Carnival on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $5 per person and includes … more
With spring in full bloom, fields and forests are alive with life. Plants are flowering and bees, butterflies and other pollinators are gathering nectar. Birds have started their breeding, and, in … more
Now that May is here, the weather promises to be milder. By now, it is usually safe to put the more tender plants out without danger of frost. In fact, over the last week of April at lower … more
It’s that time of the year: while some of us blissfully suck in the spring air with open arms, others are sneezing in between gasps for breath. If allergies weigh you down this season, try … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Some days, you skin the bear. Other days, the bear eats your lunch. Bill Kirk, Sullivan West’s varsity baseball coach, nailed it, when he summed up the Bulldogs 6-2 … more
It’s spring—time to throw open those closet doors, Marie Kondo your way through the attic, dust the highs and lows and clear out the nooks and crannies. Maybe it’s also time to … more
The above title is a reference to the Stephen Sondheim song “Broadway Baby,” written for his acclaimed musical “FOLLIES.” Originally produced for the Broadway stage in 1971, … more
One May afternoon, I happened to be working in the yard when I thought I heard the mournful call of a loon. I was almost done with my work, and when I was finished, I headed down to Walker Lake with … more
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — Dragon Springs Buddhist, Inc. (DSB) has been located in the Town of Deerpark since 2001. The now sprawling facility includes three temples, residential buildings, a … more
We are in the tug-of-war time between seasons. Yes, we know who will win. As the ground thaws out, the sweet, mucky scent of the warming earth will arise. Spring will drag winter through the glorious … more
Planning board meetings often draw a few citizens who have strong opinions about what should or should not happen regarding land use in their neighborhood. The 600 or so people who turned out to a … more
Earth Day 2019 is April 22. Whether you plan to participate in a community-wide litter pluck or simply implement using a reusable water bottle in place of a plastic one, it is a day to honor and … more
Spring is officially here, and as the world wakes around us, more and more people are also waking up to the reality that we have to assist the precious life of our planet. Since we’ve … more
After being stuck in our houses all winter with dust and clutter piling up, the concept of cleaning starts to actually sound appealing. However, have any of us ever taken a minute to consider the … more
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