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A ‘lovable ghost’

By the late Bill McLaughlin, reprinted from July 1977: “Robert Louis Stevenson was a beautiful writer—a powerful writer. I think he was a gentle person and I’m sure he must have loved children a great deal to have created Treasure Island which will live forever.” Sheree Neece is ...

Enjoying the trails safely

At more than 6 million acres, the Adirondack Park is the largest publicly protected expanse of wilderness in the continental United States. Within its boundaries are approximately 2.6 million acres of public land, containing more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, over 1,500 miles of rivers, hundreds ...

Swift connection

There is a framed Elvis concert poster at the top of our staircase. A gift from my brother to my youngest when she was in a preteen Elvis phase, it advertised a 1956 concert where all tickets were $1.75. That seems impossible. Even more improbable is that Elvis has been dead longer than he ...

Adirondack invasives

There always seem to be strange weeds popping up in my garden. Since I prefer the weeds and wildflowers (Joe-pye weed, milkweed, bunchberry and wild wintergreen) over other plants, I leave the plants alone. I transplant wildflowers from the center of our yard into flower beds or alongside our ...