Bike trail | Ramblings

Recovering from a strange malady recently, I ambled up a wonderful new trail that every oldster with workable legs and a walking stick or two should try.

Two philosophies and a hope | Notes from Planet Earth

As a nation, we appear to be struggling as to which of two competing, yet often compelling, philosophies we will follow as we head into the future.

Resiliency and Perspective | Kids Count

An eight-year-old boy arrives at home with a sad and distant look on his face because no one wanted to play with him today.

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November is here! | Notes from the North Woods

The month of November has finally arrived on the wall calendar. I should have seen it coming, but I prefer not to spend much time gauging the time.

Comparing my life to others | Style and Substance

I constantly feel that I don’t have enough time, enough money, enough happiness.

A quiet weekend around town | Elizabethtown Column

It’s a quiet weekend around town as we adjust to the time change and the lack of strong sunshine.

Celebrating Andrea’s Vision | Keeseville Column

Not many trick or treaters this past weekend in my neck of Keeseville.

The Lunchbox | Essex Column

The Champlain Valley Film Society will presents “The Lunchbox” this Saturday evening at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

Ballard Park Ice Skating Rink | Westport Column

Most likely, you have noticed the doings at Ballard Park toward the end of October — dump trucks, big loads of stone dust, excavators, even some corrugated PVC conduit of the sort used in culverts.

Adopt a Wreath | Willsboro Column

Halloween is now behind us and from all that I could see, it was a very quiet one here in Willsboro.

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Warm your heart and your home | North Country SPCA

As the weather gets chillier, I know I am grateful to have my fur baby ready to cuddle up on my lap on those cold autumn nights.

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Come meet Jax and Bear | Elmore SPCA

Two adoptable dogs

The subject of smiling | Mill Creek Musings

Much has been written on the subject of smiling.

Presentation to Seniors | Bolton Bulletin

The Bolton Landing Farmers’ Market recently presented the Bolton Seniors a check in the amount of $125 from their 2014 season.

Story of an inhuman wretch | Turning Back the Pages

One Hundred Years Ago – November, 1914