Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

Baylee Annis
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Spreading the word

Two hundred and eighty poems, all written by local people, line storefront windows in downtown Saranac Lake. They’re hung at eye level (for adults), spaced out a few feet apart so you pass one after another as you walk by. I can’t help stopping and reading them. They’re full of ...

John “Hawkeye” Hawkinson hosts an “open barn” event to let people see his collection of antique cars in September 2010.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Hawkeye’s open barn

On a blindingly sunny weekend day in September 2010, I was driving north from Saranac Lake for a reason I can’t remember when I saw classic cars lining the side of state Route 86 near Darwin Brown Road. They were so beautiful I had to pull over. They were in front of a house ...

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3 in the team’s first title since 1908.
(AP photo — David J. Phillip)

Basking again in great baseball

I inherited my love of the Chicago Cubs from my dad, and he from his dad, and he from his. That traces it right back to the team’s earliest days. But I admit I haven’t been a very good fan — not for a while. The Crowleys were an Irish Chicago family, and still are. They’ve ...