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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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    The Chatter for May

    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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    BY:History Boys

    The Battle of New Dorlach The New York Frontier around Sharon Springs was the setting for many skirmishes between Loyalists and Rebels and respective Native American allies during the American Revolution. Because of continuing Loyalist raids in the Mohawk Valley in 1780, Governor George Clinton of New York gave Colonel Marinus Willett command of the […]

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    Mary and Radishes

    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   It had rained during the night and the ground looks to be soft and muddy […]

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