By Bill Toscano On one hand, it looks as though the maple-sap run will very likely be over by the weekend. On the other hand, the next two weekends will offer a variety of chances to taste the results of that sap run. Local sugar houses open their doors for Maple Weekends, scheduled for […]
Some up, some down at end maple season As the Maple season comes to a close at Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House the crew on Hatch Hill Road can look back on a successful year, not one for the record books but quite nice by comparison. Matt Rathbun said the early work in the woods paid […]
As the mercury crested 50 degrees last week, most people in the area were thinking spring, but just a handful were doing something about it. Matt Rathbun and a crew of four men were checking lines, tapping trees and running new lines, getting ready to collect ample maple sap when it begins to flow. “Trying […]
Welcome to the blog. Here I am out with Matt Rathbun from Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House in North Granville – the sugar house is located there; we’re in Hartford. I’m out of breath from stomping around in the woods. Despite the snowshoes getting around was not easy and as it had been some time since I’d […]
Matt Rathbun and crew are out in the woods on a great spring day checking lines and tapping trees to prepare for the coming maple sugar season. Rathbun says the crew will tap about 7,000 maple trees to bring to Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House in North Granville.
The race for mayor of the village of Whitehall will be a three-way affair. Former Granville resident Bill Rathbun, the former owner of Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House, has filed papers to be listed on the independent line in the March 15 election. He joins Republican Ken Bartholomew, who is currently a village trustee, and Democrat […]
Whitehall voters will have a series of choices when they cast their ballots during the March 15 village elections. Republican Kan Bartholomew won his party’s caucus vote over William Rathbun and will be running for mayor. The Democrats nominated Peter Telisky, a former town supervisor and village mayor, who was the only candidate to file […]
The winter weather might have been a bummer for those who snowshoe, snowmobile or generally just like to play in the snow, but it turns out it was a good thing for area maple producers. (more…)