Dolly's Word

There is no reason to tiptoe around the subject: we know it, and they know it. The people from the country, or even the suburbs, are different than those who live in urban environments. more

Dec 9, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

They shovel their sidewalks, walk the family dog and stand next to us at the checkout. more

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists


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Thanksgiving and Christmas are a time for family and friends. In these mountains and valleys, our neighbors are both. more

Nov 25, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

Every holiday season there is an “it” gift. I am not referencing the item everyone wants, like the “Tickle Me Elmo” craze. I am alluding to the mass marketed items, generic enough for everyone, and a bit of a snore. more

Nov 20, 2015 2:10 PM Community Columnists


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Zip City Blues will fill the Essex Community Church with the musical equivalent of soul food. They serve up the area’s finest bluegrass, folk, country, and blues. more

Nov 4, 2015 12:05 PM Community Columnists

Many full moons ago, my niece, Sydney, cried out, “I want PUMPKIN kinda scary not GHOOSTY kinda scary”! Well, hold on to your plastic mask little one, because both kinds of freight are close at hand. more

Oct 28, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

Read these words carefully. In fact, you may want to read this column aloud because it is packed with upcoming concerts, music workshops, film, and dramatic events; with a dash of relevant history and trivia sprinkled in at no additional charge. more

Oct 21, 2015 12:08 PM Community Columnists

Numerous festivities are on tap only a short drive for our targeted readership — let’s cruise through a few of them. more

Oct 14, 2015 12:03 PM Community Columnists

As the temperature changes, so has the flavor of the local activities, and some of them are nothing short of delicious. more

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

Count your pennies, wear some comfortable shoes and join 100,000 shoppers who descend upon Warrensburgh every fall for the World’s Largest Garage Sale. more

Sep 30, 2015 12:10 PM Community Columnists

High-energy music, ultraviolet dancers, contortionists, stilt walkers, fire performers & more. more

Sep 23, 2015 12:08 PM Community Columnists


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Many factors contribute to the time when our Adirondack trees turn the red, yellow and orange colors we adore. more

Sep 16, 2015 12:05 PM Community Columnists


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Finally! I have been waiting since last year to attend this music festival again which features live music from a mix of artists and genres. more

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

I spy with my little eye the creations of Cat Micheels and Catherine Hartung. more

Sep 2, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

Commemorating the end of WWII, The Ticonderoga Historical Society’s Hancock House, is opening their grounds Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. more

Aug 26, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

Welcome to our redesigned publication. I was hired to help organize and spotlight the best events and activities in our area, via a Calendar of Events. more

Aug 5, 2015 12:00 PM Community Columnists

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