"According to an old Irish legend, St. Brigid struck a deal with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men–and not the other way around–every four years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day … [Read more...] about Leap Year Legends Mean Love & Luck! Donate Blood, Too!
"All the beauty of the world, 'tis but skin deep;" the oft-quoted words of Ralph Venning. But beneath the color of our skin, we all share red blood. On Martin Luther King Day, a day when we're reminded of the strife that persists between blacks and whites, we can try to do … [Read more...] about Black, White and Red
The stump is cleanly cut. A splash of wood chips fan out alongside in the snow. There are no footprints. No tire tracks. It's as if Paul Bunyon used his razor to nip an errant whisker. Such is the precision and skill of logging today. The logger who cut in our woods recently … [Read more...] about Clean Cut
It's a winter morning, six AM, very cold, minus eight. In the pre-dawn darkness, the house is still, but I awake to an odd hum. I listen for a bit. It's not coming from within the house. It's outside. After 23 years as owners of 60 acres of land we decided to have it logged. … [Read more...] about Winter Logging
Too busy this summer to donate? Well, now you’ve got two chances locally to donate blood this month: Monday, September 8 at the Essex Fire House, 4-7 pm. Or Monday, September 29 at the Willsboro Fire Department, 4-7 pm. Supplies run very low over the summer; please … [Read more...] about Blood Drive Time!