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Fiction/Memoir
14 September 2021 09:02AM
Claverack Library
11 September 2021 07:42PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

The pandemic has made clear how lucky those of us are, who have been able to shelter in nature and work from home. But the realization of my good fortune dates back much further than the Covid virus and March 2020 when we, and many…

11 September 2021 07:42PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

The pandemic has made clear how lucky those of us are, who have been able to shelter in nature and work from home. But the realization of my good fortune dates back much further than the Covid virus and March 2020 when we, and many…

11 September 2021 04:48PM
Jamie Cat Callan

This photograph was taken by my friend, the wonderful painter, Robert Carioscia.
I met Robert during an artist residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the mid-1990′s. I will always be grateful to Robert for taking the photo of me at his…

11 September 2021 09:45AM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

GHENT, N.Y. — Pamela Salisbury, owner of the eponymous Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, N.Y., was showing my wife and me a short video of her delightful grandson, Theo, at bath time.

While Pamela had reason to be proud — Theo seemed a happy and highly…

10 September 2021 11:15AM

biffma.eventive.org/schedule?fbclid=IwAR3t1gnLg6-cxiYy55raB_cvvVX_CsFMIm3x9KG0B3jQeJPRbF3qYzgG0kQ

SPROUTLAND

This weekend, BIFF will screen Oscar-winning film director Cynthia Wade’s new film, a fictional short, SPROUTLAND!

When health food guru “Sproutman” dies suddenly, his widow must confront not only her loss but an entire way of life. Surrounded by groomed lawns, organic shops, and youthful…

7 September 2021 04:47PM
Claverack Library
7 September 2021 04:44PM
Claverack Library
7 September 2021 04:42PM
Claverack Library
1 September 2021 06:36PM
Greg Quinn

CurrantC.com

There are thousands of wonderful, interesting trees on the Currant Farm; stately American black walnuts hiding the most opulent wood beneath their bark, shagbark hickories with their sheepdog trunks, the black birch’s intoxicating wintergreen fragrance, willows which inhold compounds to treat headaches, fevers, and…

28 August 2021 01:27PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

I’ve always felt a sense of camaraderie towards our Canadian neighbors, though they’d be forgiven for not feeling the same about us. (Robin Williams once famously described Canada as an apartment over a meth lab.) But my affection was sealed when I sampled British Columbia’s…

28 August 2021 09:16AM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

GHENT, N.Y. — I’ve flown often enough that I didn’t expect our plane lifting off Monday morning to be an emotional event.

If there was any part of our journey that promised unbridled feelings, I assumed it would come when we reunited with our daughter Gracie…

28 August 2021 09:16AM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

GHENT, N.Y. — I’ve flown often enough that I didn’t expect our plane lifting off Monday morning to be an emotional event.

If there was any part of our journey that promised unbridled feelings, I assumed it would come when we reunited with our daughter Gracie…

24 August 2021 06:19PM
Claverack Library
23 August 2021 02:10PM
Gina Hyams

www.spencertownacademy.org

October 7 through October 31
Zoom events with distinguished authors, children’s programs, and online book sale

Spencertown, New York—Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s sixteenth annual Festival of Books will take place online this year, with virtual events running from Thursday, October 7 through Sunday, October 31. The Festival…

21 August 2021 01:42PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

Rural Intelligence, a stylish weekly newsletter about the Berkshires, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley this week featured a story about a garden tour happening today, Saturday benefiting the North Chatham Free Library. The twist is that it’s a vegetable garden tour, not a flower garden…

21 August 2021 01:42PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

Rural Intelligence, a stylish weekly newsletter about the Berkshires, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley this week featured a story about a garden tour happening today, Saturday benefiting the North Chatham Free Library. The twist is that it’s a vegetable garden tour, not a flower garden…

17 August 2021 04:10PM
Hannah Van Sickle

theberkshireedge.com/barbara-newmans-the-dreamcatcher-codes-is-a-love-letter-to-mother-earth/

NEW MARLBOROUGH — Listening to her inner messages is a daily practice for Barbara Newman. Fifteen years ago, she was working in New York — driving to the city from the Berkshires — when she heard a sound bite on NPR from the National Cowgirl…

14 August 2021 07:41PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

Photo: Jim Root at Lone Pine Camp in Paul Smiths, NY

You can visit the past through books and movies, but rarely does the opportunity arise, as it did this week, to do so in person. I drove three hours north from our home in Columbia…

14 August 2021 07:41PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

Photo: Jim Root at Lone Pine Camp in Paul Smiths, NY

You can visit the past through books and movies, but rarely does the opportunity arise, as it did this week, to do so in person. I drove three hours north from our home in Columbia…

14 August 2021 01:54PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

I got the idea a few years back from a friend on Martha’s Vineyard, before video doorbell cameras such as Ring became ubiquitous.
He’d installed an internet- connected security camera that allowed him to see the weather, and obviously lots of other stuff, at his second…

14 August 2021 01:54PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

I got the idea a few years back from a friend on Martha’s Vineyard, before video doorbell cameras such as Ring became ubiquitous.
He’d installed an internet- connected security camera that allowed him to see the weather, and obviously lots of other stuff, at his second…

13 August 2021 06:43PM

www.barbaranewmanauthor.com/

—The setting of Barbara Newman’s just-released Young Adult novel is really different from how she grew up, she admits. The Dream Catcher Codes follows the quest of four teen girls in their mystical journeys to protect Mother Earth from the destructive forces of greed. Newman…

13 August 2021 06:43PM

www.barbaranewmanauthor.com/

—The setting of Barbara Newman’s just-released Young Adult novel is really different from how she grew up, she admits. The Dream Catcher Codes follows the quest of four teen girls in their mystical journeys to protect Mother Earth from the destructive forces of greed. Newman…

13 August 2021 06:43PM

www.barbaranewmanauthor.com/

—The setting of Barbara Newman’s just-released Young Adult novel is really different from how she grew up, she admits. The Dream Catcher Codes follows the quest of four teen girls in their mystical journeys to protect Mother Earth from the destructive forces of greed. Newman…

 

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