Category Archives: Art and Artisans

Time to Plan your Fall Foliage Trip

Despite the drought conditions in the Midwest, the New England rain this summer was adequate and the projections for the fall foliage is that it will be a spectacular show. Yankee Magazine keeps an updated Foliage Map on the Internet … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

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To Attend or Not to Attend, That is the Question

I was talking with a childhood friend on Facebook a couple of weeks ago and we agreed that the best thing a very bigoted 5th grade teacher had taught us was that Shakespeare was accessible. We presented a scaled down version of … Continue reading

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Beacon of Hope

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from from the people of France to the people of the United States in 1886 was designated a National Monument in 1926. Together with Ellis Island, it is called Liberty Park and is the symbol … Continue reading

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Unusual Lodging

Some people prefer to book stays in chain hotels so they know they can expect a consistent accommodation no matter where in the world they travel. So, they gravitate to  Marriott or Ramada or Hilton. Others seek something different. They are people … Continue reading

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Sewing Circles

My worlds are overlapping again. You ever feel like the things you do, the groups where you are involved, are separate, and then something merge? A friend, cleaning up the pile of things left from when her mom passed away, … Continue reading

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Exploring off the Beaten Track

Where do most visitors to a major city go?  Guidebooks, websites and travel agents are quick to suggest lists of “must see” places.  I am not pooh poohing those lists or those places.  But I want to suggest that not every … Continue reading

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Graffiti–the messages and the art

When I hear the word GRAFFITI I tend to think of urban tagging….big swirly things that deface buildings and are hard for me to interpret. There are other kinds of this art form, though, and they are ancient in their … Continue reading

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Small Town Pride

Something is happening that is puzzling me but I am glad for it. This small city of less than 50,000, which saw its heyday back in the 1950s and early 1960s, is waking up.  It looked like it was stuck … Continue reading

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Barn Quilt

My worlds overlapped again. Last week I stopped into the local quilt store to pick up some fabric for my bag biz and got to talking with a woman who said she makes barn quilts. 

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