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The Irish are famous for many things -- music and dance, beautiful linen, old castles, whiskey -- but cultivating vineyards and making wine hasn't been one of them.  There is a fine Celtic...
Each day that week I sat at my desk, pencil in hand, intending to summarize what I knew about Theodorick Crane and Cornflower and arrive at some conclusions about their lives and deaths.  But...
Although many people do not actively seek to spend time in the outdoors and world of nature, author Sequoya (aka Susan Weiner) encourages people of all nature interests to re-connect with the natural...
People don't know too much about sharks; we're probably too frightened to do thorough research.  Not all members of the species are dangerous and -- as is often the case -- humans put...
In a tradition within a tradition, OFF THE PAGE offers an April program in observance of National Poetry Month.  Previous presentations have brought together some of the outstanding poets living...
Ithaca, New York has earned a reputation as a font of artistic and literary creativity, giving the world books ranging from Grace Miller White's "Tess of the Storm Country" (1909) to...
In her first book, "Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood", Adrienne Martini told of her crisis bringing a baby into the world, the terror of post-partum depression and her...
Sixty-five years after the conclusion of World War Two its history is still being written, and the reckoning is still taking place.  Facts are being unearthed, interpreted and debated, and...
Since 1492, when Genovese navigator Cristoforo Colombo sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to what he thought was Asia, Italians have played an important role in our land.  Another Italian explorer...
But truth be told, when I crunched the numbers, a farmers' market meal made of roasted local pasture-raised chicken, baked potatoes and steamed broccoli cost less than four meals at Burger King...