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March is a month of impatient longing. Winter is melting away and daydreams of outdoor adventures lead us to our windows. From my house, the outside view includes the Hudson River, so that scene and … more
A scam is a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation according to Daniel Webster. So, why am I writing something that everyone obviously knows, but do you really? Peter and I knew that seniors are … more
Hello New Windsor. My dad Butch Veronesi is celebrating his 76th birthday today. He was a great role model for us growing up and still is today. We have learned so much from my dad and my mom Rita … more
Proper wishes on St. Patrick Day are: Wishing you a rainbow of happiness and good cheer, here’s wishing that your heart be full of love, and your life be blessed with good fortune always, Happy … more
Greetings from River City. Saint Patrick died on March 17, 461 in Saul, County Down, where he established his first church. He is buried in Down Cathedral. In reading about Saint Patrick, I found … more
Plans were announced by SUNY Orange this month to begin conversion of some classic old downtown buildings into educational use. Along Grand Street, the former Masonic Temple and YMCA buildings were … more
Hello New Windsor. A few weeks ago I wrote an article that was separate from this New Windsor Column telling the amazing story of Joseph Federico. You may recall it was a story of his amazing … more
March is a moody lady, and even she doesn’t know whether she’ll dance in like a little lamb, kissing us with gentle spring breezes, or roar in like an angry lion, blasting us with yet, … more
Happy 85th Birthday to Mom (Myra Dickson) and my son-in-law Michael Clifford celebrating on March 11th. Also, celebrating is my sister in law, Wanda Dickson celebrating on March 8. These family … more
Greetings from River City. This issue comes out on Ash Wednesday, a day of penitential prayer and fasting, beginning Lent, a time of introspection, prayer, and fasting for Christians in preparation … more
Greetings from River City. When Roman Emperor Claudius II stopped marriages and engagements so that his soldiers would not have wives or fiancés to object to leaving, Valentine, a priest, … more
Happy Valentine’s Day! Or the Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection on February 14th. We should all celebrate the day, because everyone is loved! The … more
Thank goodness for our children, who, with hearts of pure love are the Cupids keeping alive the exciting and festive spirit of Valentine’s Day. Naturally, lovers have called this heart and … more
Hello New Windsor. My grandmother’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day. She would have been 101 years old this year. We love you Gran and miss you so much. Happy Birthday in Heaven! The … more
Presidents’ Weekend is coming, the holiday when we combine the birthday commemorations of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington for the convenience of our having a Monday off. Abe Lincoln was … more
When Dorothy “Dotty” missed her bus, Ken Northrip, the boy that lived just around the corner, offered to take her in to work. When she arrived home, he was waiting for her—on his … more
Greetings from River City. Welcome to baby Alexa Jean Mains, who arrived on Jan 30 to the delight of her mommy Jamie and daddy Louie, and a big extended family. May God’s blessings be with you … more
Happy Wednesday!Happy Birthday to my partner in crime George on February 11. We have enjoyed a week in Puerto Vallarta. Put a line through a few bucket list items and added a few just to cross off. … more
Hello New Windsor. My favorite children’s book to read as a kid was “Miss Nelson Is Missing.” It is the story about an elementary school teacher named Miss Nelson whose students are … more
Boys and girls in Miss Cindy’s Neighborhood Nursery School enjoyed a happy visit to the Wallkill Library and what a more wonderful way to spend a brutally cold winter’s day, cozily … more
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