Tuning to a Pawnshop Accordion: Music for The Transition Chapter One closed with the spirit nation of Slambovia slowly rising above the physical into a new realm of possibility, promise, and potential.
Approaching the hamlet of Hopewell Junction with my boys after some errands on a cold, sunny Saturday, a roadside sign caught my eye. I recalled hearing about “the Depot restoration,” but I hadn’t given it much of a thought since. This happened to be one of…..
In 1907 Meredith Nicholson, a popular author, poet and later on diplomat from Indiana, published a novel about some Confederate army officers who refused to recognize that the North had won the Civil War and retreated to a hideout in rural western Virginia.
The sign by the door reads “Smell me.” Pots of fragrant gardenia bid the traveler to stop and indulge in their heady fragrance. Norfolk Island Pines stretch to the roof, lantana cascades down a stone wall, natural light…..
Just as Dutchess has Beacon and Ulster Woodstock, Orange County has Sugar Loaf – a hamlet in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain, devoted to creating and merchandising art and crafts. Originally founded in the mid-1700s as…