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April 22, 2020

I randomly opened a book and read a passage that provided me with a message. The book is by Paulo Coelho and these are his words: “It is said that all people who are happy have God within them. And that happiness could be found in a grain of sand from the desert, as th...

April 22, 2020

The world is going through a difficult time. But I would like to be able to bring a little joy to people while also documenting the current Covid-19 Crisis. I will be offering free portrait photography sessions in my community as a way to give back and share our storie...

As I sit facing the backwoods, I enjoy nature – a welcome respite from haunting thoughts about the dark threads of my life. Musing now; I never gave it much thought when younger. Here, in the winter of my years, it seems important. Threads we all have. Some are light a...

I saw you, because you let me.

You were right there by my side, until you let go.

You didn’t tell me, and I didn’t look back,

Until I was too far out of your reach.

I was thrilled. I was furious.

I trusted you. I felt you let me down.

It took just a moment to go from a trike...

April 22, 2020

Video calling is really stepping up to help us make it through the pandemic PAUSE. Doctor “visits,” online classes, virtual meetings, and calls to distant relatives on lock-down are making us all video stars. Of sorts. If you’ve seen yourself in a video call and feel l...

Back in March my company Womanswork invited readers of our newsletter to write stories for our online Story Bank about how they, as gardeners, were processing the events of the pandemic.  In their stories from Florida, California, London, Boston and even Pawling,  we h...

April 22, 2020

With the Pawling Library closed due to the state-wide government response to Covid-19, Brian Avery, Library Director, has his team working behind the scenes in many ways and on many projects. “Since the time when we closed, the staff and I have been primarily focused o...

April 22, 2020

Tom Clemmons, Circulation Supervisor at Pawling Free Library

How has the Coronavirus quarantine affected your life?

There are five of us at home now. We’re mindful of the gravity of the current crisis. We wear masks and gloves and insist on social distancing when we go o...

April 8, 2020

A heron takes flight from the edge of the lake. The tips of its broad wings touch the calm water. Behind clouds the sun is rising. Doves are heard and go unseen beneath the branches of pines. Hints of green reveal themselves in budding shrubs. Nuthatches scurry up and...

April 8, 2020

The Row of Honor that has lined the shore of Lake Gleneida in Carmel every Memorial Day and Veterans Day for nearly a decade was installed Wednesday to recognize and give thanks to our everyday heroes – the healthcare workers and first responders who put themselves at...

April 8, 2020

Earlier this month Pawling schools were closed in response to the ongoing quarantine measures  aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19. However, these restrictions have not hampered the efforts of a small group of teachers, volunteers, and district personnel who have...

April 8, 2020

I have a bowl of angel cards in my bathroom, that I draw from each day. The card I pick becomes a focus for my day, inspired by spirit. Today I picked Patience. The accompanying book has the definition of Patience as “the will or ability to wait. To endure without comp...

Hope this article finds you and your families safe and well.  As most of you already know, Real Estate is now “on pause” per Governor Cuomo for the duration of this health crisis. Our offices are closed, no showings, no meetings, no open houses. While we’re all waiting...

Is anyone ever really married to one person at a time? I suggest: no, at least not on the spiritual level. Perhaps there is one physical body, but that, too changes over time, does it not? In addition, I submit that every married couple is actually in a relationship wi...

April 8, 2020

On March 20,  Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8. As it relates to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the following actions are implemented:

•           Drivers Licenses expiring on or after March 1, 2020 are extended until April 19, 2020...

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