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My Brew Heaven
Food & Drink / Life / People

My Brew Heaven

First, Chris Hansen established eight of the new plants, among the vegetables already growing in his garden. But he couldn’t stop there, so the following year he added a few more. Today, the veggie garden is gone, and 1,500 plants tower sixteen feet tall during the height of summer. The plant is hops, an integral component of most beer, and […]

Wells-brew-o House
Arts & Leisure

Wells-brew-o House

Limited quantity, high variety, and consistently awesome. This is the mission that Rob Kathcart and Chris Kozuhowski came up with when they teamed up to make Wellsboro House, a restaurant on Charleston Street, into the Wellsboro House Restaurant and Brewery. Kozuhowski, the owner of Wellsboro House, had been friends with Kathcart, who is a Wellsboro native and schoolteacher for Southern Tioga […]

Good for What Ales You
Food & Drink

Good for What Ales You

You’ve probably heard of Cream Ale, a brew made by the folks at Genesee. But what about heavy cream with ale (or a hoppy beer)? I was delighted to find a recipe for a stew/soup that is wildly popular in Belgium but virtually unknown here. It’s called waterzooi, and Belgian cooks make it with seafood sometimes, or chicken at other […]

A Perfect Perspective
Outdoors

A Perfect Perspective

My morning was not going at all as planned. It was the first Saturday of fall turkey season, and whatever could go wrong was going wrong. My alarm had failed to go off, and in my hurry to get out into the woods I didn’t eat breakfast, only got about a half of a cup of coffee, forgot one of […]

A Book Worth Hunting For
Outdoors

A Book Worth Hunting For

Oftentimes, the directions we take during the course of our lives are influenced by someone close to us, who recognizes a talent that we possess but shrug aside. Greg Miller of Bloomer, Wisconsin, is a perfect example. His good friend Pat Durkin knew Miller well for his prowess as a big woods buck hunter. Durkin, a former Deer & Deer […]

The Last Salad of Summer
Mother Earth

The Last Salad of Summer

I just made my last summer bowl of potato salad. I tend to regard it as a warm season dish as it brings to mind family reunions and the lingering light of a July evening. I make it once in a while throughout the winter, just to fool myself into thinking there’s not snow on the ground and zero degrees […]

Flash forward: Annie (left)  and Alene today at Alene's farm in Roseville.
Life

The Rescue

A top a whisper-quiet drive, up Pumpkin Hill Road in Roseville, rests a farmhouse with a bell operated by the pull of a rope. It echoes over the green expanse of the surrounding land, over the cornfields, over the chicken coup, and down thirty feet into the earth. The year was 1968, and Alene and Roger York walked around this […]

Laughing All the Way to the Stage
Billtown

Laughing All the Way to the Stage

From the small screen to the big stage, the Williamsport Community Arts Center (CAC) is taking the excitement of some of the most popular shows on television and bringing it live and local. With the eighth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing just finished, the five finalists are taking it on the road across the nation, and Williamsport is their […]

Gold In Them Thar Hills: In the humiliation of his life, Mansfield geologist Andrew Sherwood and his investors  were swindled in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896.
Arts & Leisure

How Fabulous Were the 1890s?

We call the 1890s decade fabulous, and that is exactly what it was. It was a dynamic era of transition, excitement, and enthusiasm. It was so fabulous, in fact, that in Mansfield we still celebrate it every September. The 1890 Census showed a United States population of almost sixty-three million people, up 25.5 percent from 1880. Immigration and a high […]

The State of the States
Finger Lakes

The State of the States

The United States has come a long way. Decades ago, we were best known for wines like Boones Farm and Pink Catawba. But, in a relatively short period, the United States has caught up with some of the older wine regions of Europe, who have been at it for centuries. We have become one of the major players, producing a […]