Tag Archives: Maple Syrup

‘Old-fashioned winter’ slows maple season

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By Derek Liebig and Dan King The region’s maple syrup producers are going with the flow, and the flow so far has been slow. This year’s maple season has gotten off to a late start after a long and frigid winter that delayed the season by about two weeks. Sap began to run last week. […]

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Maple Open House this weekend

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Over the course of the next two weekends, local maple producers will celebrate the return of the sugaring season. With temperatures finally rising into 40s during the day, Mother Nature is cooperating just in time for the sap to run during the 20th Maple Open House Weekend, March 21 and 22, and next weekend, March […]

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West Pawlet FD annual carnival and parade

By Jaime Thomas What better way to celebrate the height of summer than with a carnival and parade. Bringing in the month of August will be the West Pawlet Fire Department’s annual carnival and parade on Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3. The carnival, which starts at about 6:30 p.m. both nights, will be […]

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New business offering fresh produce

Red Roof Farm Stand

Local residents looking for some fresh produce this summer need only look for the red roof south of the village on the northbound side of Route 4. The Red Roof Farm Stand, located at 9338 Route 4, is the community’s newest business and was opened by Brenda Mahar earlier this month. The business will offer […]

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Young entrepreneurs run agriculture businesses


By Jaime Thomas Like most eighth-grade students, Lauren Bucciero has responsibilities from schoolwork to chores at home. Unlike many of her peers, though, the 13-year-old girl also maintains her own egg business. Bucciero has 45 chickens and recently bought 20 more. She has been selling her eggs every Sunday at church for at least four […]

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Maple Weekend offers sweet activities

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By Jaime Thomas The trees are tapped, and the maple is flowing just in time for New York’s two consecutive maple weekends. More than 100 maple producers throughout the state will be participating in the festivities, including seven in Washington County on March 16, 17, 23 and 24. Most farms will offer tours, demonstrations and […]

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Community Calendar 9/15/11

Thursday September 15   Farmer’s Market POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6 on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be local meats, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, maple syrup, crafts and more. Information: 802-468-5805.   Time for Tots MANCHESTER The Manchester Public Library […]

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Community Calendar 9/1/11

Thursday September 1   Ghost Tours, Stories LAKE GEORGE Nightly Walking Ghost Tours will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday, Sept. 1 to 5, at Fort William Henry in Lake George Village. And at 7:30 p.m. those days, there’ll be a program of Storytelling: Folk Lore and Ghosts at the fort. Information/cost: 518-964-6648, […]

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Hartford Pancakes


The Hartford Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser pancake breakfast THIS Sunday, March 6. the batter will be flowing starting at 8 a.m. in the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department Community Hall (at the corner of Routes 149 and 40 just over the border from South Granville) and keeps going until 11 a.m. The cost […]

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Tatko says goodbye

Beverly Tatko said “good bye,” and “you can do better” as she held the floor during her final Washington County Board of Supervisors’ meeting Friday, Dec. 17, in Fort Edward. Tatko became interim supervisor followed the death of Rodger Hurley in March, but she chose not to run again because of health reasons. Matthew Hicks […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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