Trout Season is Back!

Trout Season is Back!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The fish are really jumpin’… it’s trout season again. The Randolph Fish Hatchery, one of only 12 across the State of New York that produce more than 1,000,000 pounds of live fish every year, once again released nearly 40,000 yearling brown, brook and rainbow trout into area streams and ponds. […]

Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars

Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors April showers usually bring May flowers. But high above the clouds, April Showers this year mean meteor showers, too – shooting stars that streak across the night sky. And a field trip is being planned by the Martz/Kohl Observatory to take place later in the spring […]

It’s a big day, kids

It’s a big day, kids

One bright Monday morning, it seems that a bunch of people in suits were sitting around a big conference table high up in a skyscraper far, far way. Then the one at the head of the table asked, “What should we worry about today?” “I know!” somebody else said. “Why don’t we bug people about […]

Go low…

Go low…

It’s springtime after all… It’s time to leave your hi tech paraphernalia and entertainment gadgetry back in the house. Spring weather is starting to call us out and go get some of that good old Mother Earth under our fingernails. The first day of spring slipped by quietly last week, but I hope by now […]

More Power to the People

Ahlstrom Schaeffer Gears Up for Another 60 Years

More Power to the People

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Skill and craftsmanship can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. It’s all about training and experience. And that’s at the core of Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric Corporation’s business model, according to vice president and partner in ownership, Dave Painter. In the electrical field it’s the master craftsmen […]

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Local Names in National Women’s History Month

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut March is Women’s History Month, honoring women who have succeed in business, academics, the sciences, professions and the paid labor force. These are the women who have defeated yesterday’s outdated customs. Since the first International Women’s Day in 1911, the observance grew until 1988, when U.S. presidents began issuing annual […]

The History Mystery

The History Mystery

Is it really history if nobody remembers it? One of the most often used expressions in the English language (not a scientific poll, I just heard it so many times from my kids that it seemed to be the answer to everything!) is… wait for it… “Oooops. I forgot.” That seemed to serve quite well […]

Cinderella or Super Hero?

Cinderella or Super Hero?

That’s the big thing about March Madness basketball. There’s always a place at the Big Dance for Cinderella to win it all, though usually the Super Hero title goes to somebody else. But that’s all part of the excitement. Nobody ever knows how it will all come out until the final buzzer. This year, the […]