Monthly Archives: April 2016

Granville’s Daffodils Mean The Sweetness Of The Year Is Here

In March 1980, we joined the throng that flocks to Granville during one April weekend for the annual Granville Garden Club Daffodil Show. The show has been a spring tradition since 1945, when the Granville Garden Club decided to cheer … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Them? Can You See Them? Yes, You Can, At The Robbins Hunter Museum!

I turned the doorknob of the fanlighted side door of the elegant building at 221 East Broadway in Granville, and a lady rushed up to greet us as we walked in.  “Are you here for a tour?,” she asked excitedly, … Continue reading

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The Buxton Inn Has A Transfixing New Look

“You transfix me, quite.” This divine line comes from a confusing, but oh-so-swoonworthy, conversation between Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre in the 2011 film version of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Jane Eyre. To witness this exchange between the heart-sore, soul-withered … Continue reading

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In The New York City Habitat Of Three Bull Moose, See A Sparring Pair And Another’s Hip Cowboy Duds

When former slave Frederick Douglass arrived in New York City as a free man, he found himself in the midst of a mighty throng of people, surging to and fro between the lofty walls of Broadway. We found ourselves in … Continue reading

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Find Matilda the Cat – And The Best Company In The World – At The Algonquin Hotel

When he was growing up, John Fitzgerald Kennedy had three wishes. He wanted to be a hero like aviator Charles Lindbergh, to learn Chinese and to become a member of the Algonquin Round Table, a legendary literary landmark that made … Continue reading

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Seeing The Grolier Club Was Like Landing On 63

If I were as adventurous as my friends Elkin and Judy, one thing would make me consider moving to New York City — being able to attend Royal Oak Foundation programs held at some of the city’s best cultural institutions. … Continue reading

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Start Your Charm String Under The Sign Of The Golden Button

When Apple’s iPhone was released, its sleek look set it apart from the competition. Gone was the traditional keypad, in favor of a touch-sensing flat screen. It was another example of the minimalism that Steve Jobs, the company’s co-founder, favored. … Continue reading

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