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  • First and foremost, the Harvest Festival celebrates our local farmers, who brought their very best harvests for display and sale.

    2012 Sharon Springs Harvest Festival Photo Show

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    Re-live the memories with this photo show of the 2012 Sharon Springs Harvest Festival.

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    Harvest Festival 2012!

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.–T. Roosevelt When we started the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival 4 years ago, we dreamed it to be an occasion to celebrate the harvest from our local farmers and a day to bring the community together.   The first  year we were thrilled when 500 […]

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    Let’s Go to the Hop

    BY:Josh and Brent

      SEPTEMBER 14, 2012   Around the middle of the 19th century, hops was one of the most important agricultural crops in upstate NY and people from urban areas would come to Schoharie County on vacation for the sole purpose of helping with the hop harvest.  No doubt, part of the draw was the fun […]

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    September Chatter

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We’ve lobbied really hard for Garrison Keillor to give up life in Lake Wobegone and move to Sharon Springs,  but thus far he has not answered our letters or returned our calls. Sharon Springs has beautiful people and above-average children, too, so on to Plan B. What is a small town village without a small […]

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    Fabulous and Amazing?

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      We’re excited to share some fabulous AND amazing news! We’re going to be one of the 11 teams embarking on a global adventure Season 21 of “The Amazing Race,” premiering Sunday, September 30th at 8pm. We’re not going to spoil the fun by telling you much more…you’ll just have to tune in! Head over […]

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    With This Ring

    BY:Dr. Brent

    The wedding ring has its origins on the banks of the Nile.  The circle is a symbol of eternity to the Egyptians, and they would fashion rings and bracelets out of the sedges, rushes and reeds growing along the river.  To them, the hole in the center of the ring was equally important:  a gateway […]

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    Dear Henry

    BY:Josh and Brent

      “There’s a Hole in My Bucket” is a German children’s song that originate in the 1700s. The song is based on a dialogue about a leaky bucket between two characters, called Henry and Liza. The song describes a deadlock situation: Henry has got a leaky bucket, and Liza tells him to repair it. But […]

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    Fly Fishing

    BY:History Boys

    While visiting a friend, Darvey Bosma, part way up East Hill in the Town of Cherry Valley, we saw two of his sons – Dave and Dan – with fly fishing rods in hand, each aiming their flies at water in joint compound buckets. After discerning what they were doing – practicing their angling technique […]

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    Glimmerglass

    BY:History Boys

    About 17 miles due west of Sharon Springs and 8 miles north of Cooperstown, at the northern end of Otsego Lake, a striking structure overlooks Otsego Lake. In this building – the Alice Busch Opera Theater – one can experience world-class opera and musical theater. This is the home of the internationally acclaimed Glimmerglass Festival, […]

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    The Chatter for August

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We’ve lobbied really hard for Garrison Keillor to give up life in Lake Wobegone and move to Sharon Springs,  but thus far he has not answered our letters or returned our calls. Sharon Springs has beautiful people and above-average children, too, so on to Plan B. What is a small town village without a small […]

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