Winter activities to enjoy the outdoors

Winter activities to enjoy the outdoors

Each year, as we mark the Winter Solstice, the first day of the new season, we anxiously anticipate the initial snowfall of the season. Not the flurries, or the light coating of fluffy flakes, but the storm that coats the city with clusters of glistening ice, bringing...
It’s tree time: Cut-your-own farms around the area

It’s tree time: Cut-your-own farms around the area

There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine. For many, it’s synonymous with the holiday season and the imminent arrival of winter.  During the most wonderful time of year, going to one of the area’s tree farms and selecting your fir or spruce before (somewhat...
Fall festivities around the area

Fall festivities around the area

As November begins, and last of the season’s foliage drops from the trees and the cool, crisp air moves in, many of us begin to mentally prepare for the holiday frenzy that will soon be upon us.  To get in the spirit of it all, and to enjoy the last of the fall...
Making (local) memories on Memorial Day

Making (local) memories on Memorial Day

This month, we observe Memorial Day, a holiday recognized on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the United States armed forces. While it can be sombering to remember the lives lost, Memorial Day also marks a...