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When the meter man stopped writing parking tickets and came over to me and said OD’s is opening up again, it was like the sun coming out on a dreary afternoon. For a half century, [...]
Nyack now has a handsome skateboard park. It took 40 years of lobbying dreaming, fundraising and arm-twisting. Mayor Jen Laird White said it all started with a chance meeting at Di[...]
History of America in Song, by Shel Haber The history of America is not all found in books. Some of our history is in the words of the songs we sing. From the American Revolution t[...]
The Know-Nothings and the Washington Monument by Shel Haber “The Know Nothings” was the name given to a major political movement that for a short time held great power in the Unite[...]
Buttonhole by Shel Haber A buttonhole is defined as a small slit in a garment through which a button can be fastened. Further description says it should have stitching around the o[...]
When asked to name the most dangerous jobs, most folks will say the people in the military, policemen and firefighters are at the greatest risk. Not so. Farming, mining and commerc[...]
The people of Iceland enjoy ice cream all year ‘round. Even in mid-Winter when the average temperature is just above freezing, Icelanders go out to get ice cream. According to expe[...]
There are many explanations of how and when Valentine’s Day gift-giving began, My own explanations is—‘way back in the days when my ancestors lived in warm dry caves, my great-grea[...]