Rosh Hashanah: Table for Five

The Jewish New Year, one of six high holy days in the Hebrew calendar begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 25. Rosh Hashanah commemorates God’s creation of the universe or, more informally,  Adam and Eve’s birthday. In addition to religious services, many family and friends will gather Continue reading “Rosh Hashanah: Table for Five”

Column: Heading Toward Summer’s End…And a Change at The Courier

Last week a tiny hint of fall was detectable in the gentle puffs of cooler air. It must have felt a godsend to those who farm and work outdoors. In our community of walkers, runners, cyclists and gardeners, the relief was palpable.

Many in Easton say that fall is the most beautiful Continue reading “Column: Heading Toward Summer’s End…And a Change at The Courier”

Alice Smith’s ‘Homage to the Collage’ Featured at the Library

Easton resident Alice Smith repurposes magazine pages and bits of fabric and other items into vivid and colorful works of art, some of which are on view in the Easton Library conference room this month.

Smith, a graduate of Vassar College, who also studied at Parsons School of Continue reading “Alice Smith’s ‘Homage to the Collage’ Featured at the Library”

The 13th CFE Farm Tour Brought Good Luck

Thirteen is a lucky number. Following an extended period of hot weather, cool breezes wafted through the Samuel Staples pavilion making conditions ideal for the nine local farms to create special events and to share their wares. There were animals to see, products to sample and special Continue reading “The 13th CFE Farm Tour Brought Good Luck”

 CFE Farm Tour Kicks Off at SSES August 13

What is now an Easton tradition, this year’s 13th Annual Citizens for Easton Farm Tour will include participation from nine local farms who will host visits, offer samples and cooking tips, and create special events for visitors. The event is free to the public and appropriate for Continue reading ” CFE Farm Tour Kicks Off at SSES August 13″

Column: Ode to Joy

Americans are frustrated and angry about a range of serious issues: practical concerns about the price of gas, groceries, and housing; the ways in which taxes are assessed and spent; and more broadly, fears of political instability, bigotry, environmental threats, health and childcare Continue reading “Column: Ode to Joy”

Easton Celebrates Juneteenth at Christ Church

A mix of golden oldies, R&B and some old standards–many crowd favorites–were offered at the season opener of the Concert on the Hill series on Sunday, June 19 on the grounds of Christ Church. It also marked the first appearance there by The Theresa Wright Band.

The crowd was happy Continue reading “Easton Celebrates Juneteenth at Christ Church”

Goat Walks and Animal Talks at Blue Button Farm

Do all the animals have names?

This and dozens of other questions from visitors to Blue Button Farm are patiently answered by owners Dennis and Holly Pryor before and during goat gambols through the woods on their 8-acre property. Though they sell eggs, sheep & goat fibers and Continue reading “Goat Walks and Animal Talks at Blue Button Farm”

Memorial Day in Easton–Small Town America at Its Best

A glorious sunny day set the scene for a perfect mix of festivities and sober remembrances as over 1,000 Eastonites gathered to watch and march in the Memorial Day parade, and to remember the fallen in the ceremony at town hall that followed.

Parade favorites included the ever-popular stream Continue reading “Memorial Day in Easton–Small Town America at Its Best”

Letter From Paris

My husband Larry and I are here in Paris, a place we deeply love. The purpose of our trips is not to sightsee. In fact, the goal is not to accomplish anything at all. We have few plans and no expectations. There are exhibits we may check out and close friends to see, but we have Continue reading “Letter From Paris”