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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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    The Six Nations

    BY:History Boys

    We were recently asked by a curious young person … Who exactly are the Iroquois and how do the relate to the Mohawk? We wrote about the Mohawk woman Kateri Tekakwitha in an earlier blog, but we thought we better clarify the relationship of the Mohawk Nation to the Iroquois Confederacy, also known as the […]

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    The Dash

    BY:Dr. Brent

    At New Market Elementary School in Sophia, NC, Field Day was much anticipated.   Each grade level competed within itself in all kinds of physical activities:  relays, jumping rope, obstacle courses made out of hay bales, etc.    More important than the blue, red and white ribbons that were handed out to the victors (though these were […]

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    BY:Josh and Brent

    Jim Grinches and Norm Phenix, the owners of 204 Main Bar & Bistro, are converting the village’s original bank into a gallery space that will feature rotating exhibitions that mine the incredible wealth of artistic talent in our area. The first show at BANK will open as part of Garden Party Festival on Memorial Day […]

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    5 Beautiful Things


    This new feature is designed to inspire you to look at the world around you, to take note of the season at hand and to capture it – in memory or on film – for posterity. I will be choosing five photos each week for Beekman1802.com with this aim in mind. We’re calling the feature, […]

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    2012 Garden Party

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Thinking of taking a drive for Memorial Day weekend?  Help our village Spring back to life at this year’s Garden Party Festival. In addition to the wonderful merchants throughout Sharon Springs, local craftspeople, artists, farmers and food purveyors from all over the Mohawk Valley, here’s a list of other events during the weekend to help […]

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