Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

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 ...