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    The Chatter for July

    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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    Mary and the Fish

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America Father and the boys went fishing this fine morning.  Mother gave them jugs of water and […]

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    On with the Show

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We’re very proud of the success of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” and have so enjoyed meeting all the new “neighbors” from all over the world that it has brought into our life. The show stands apart as one of the rare reality shows that captures a positive portrayal of small town America and good people […]

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    The Forest Primeval

    BY:History Boys

    The Oldest Forest Schoharie County has a fascinating past. Some of our blogs relate to its exciting Revolutionary history, tied in part to the region’s importance agriculturally. Sharon Springs, the home of Beekman 1802, has a remarkable history as a resort town because of its mineral springs. We haven’t yet even discussed Vroman’s Nose in […]

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    Thayendanegea

    BY:History Boys

    Thayendanegea (translated from the Iroquoian as “he places two bets”) was born in the Ohio Valley in 1742, while his parents were on a hunting trip away from their home in the Mohawk Valley. His father died soon after his birth; his mother eventually remarried Mohawk chief Nikus Brant, and Thayendanegea became known as Joseph […]

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    The Chatter for June

    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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    We’ve Got the Beats

    BY:History Boys

    Poetry Farm The name East Hill is a familiar one. Many communities have hills of that name lying to their east. One such hill lies to the east of Cherry Valley in Otsego County. It has been known by other names throughout the years – Brimstone Mountain, Mount Independence, Signal Hill, and Tower Hill. It […]

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    Spring in the Airwaves

    BY:Angela Rae Berg

    As spring scents tumble through the village of Sharon Springs, and new products are laid out in the mercantile in their perfect packaging, we felt it was the perfect time to bring some new aural treats into the shop for our visitors. The Mercantile playlist has grown quite lengthy over the past year. While it’s […]

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    Josh’s Early Summer Reading List

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    There’s not a lot of time to kick back with a good book this time of year…but these are the ones I’m eye-ing for those 10 minutes between when the sun goes down and I collapse into bed:   Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry We were recently gifted […]

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    Josh’s Late Spring Reading List

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    The sun is up a little longer. And so are we. Here’s how I plan on spending my evenings…hopefully not in front of a fire for a change! Back to Basics – We love this book. We love the updated version of this book. It’s a terrific guide to doing all the things we set […]

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