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Happy Halloween (Is Over)

People: I tell you, Christmas is easier to deal with than when Halloween falls in the middle of the week and you live in the land of Sleepy Hollow and...
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Can You Believe This Is A Pumpkin?

One of hundreds of pumpkins on display at Sunfrost Farms outside Woodstock. Something clicked with the camera on this shot: I can’t quite believe the picture myself. Here are some...
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HalloWeenies and the Dad Rock Movement

Kids’ music has come a long way since the days of ‘Puff The Magic Dragon.’ These days it’s the rockers, not the folkies, who play Pied Piper to the under-10...
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Hang The DJ!

Daddy, what did you do at Halloween? Me, son? I hung around the Haunted House at the Phoenicia Parish Hall and made little kids cry....
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Catskills Festival Special

ROCKIN’: It’s August Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK SHOCKIN’ It’s not a Bank Holiday in the USA ROCKIN’ It’s Festival Weekend in the UK SHOCKIN’ It’s Festival Weekend in...
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The Escarpment Trail Run: Reasons To Remember

1) The camaraderie. Most Escarpment Trail Runners are repeat masochists, some on their 5th consecutive year, others on their 20th; all of them welcome new-comers to their exclusive club. I...
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Sunday Is D-Day

This Sunday July 30, I’ll hopefully get to fulfill the second of my three sporting goals of the year, by competing in the Escarpment Trail Run. That’s the 18.6 miles/30...
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The World (Music) Comes to Hunter

Last weekend saw the return of the Mountain Culture Festival, an annual arts and crafts treat that stands head and shoulders above the average Catskills festival or fair. (Read 2005...
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