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5 Amazing Hikes in Upstate New York

New York has close to 200 state parks and even more hiking trails which makes it very tough to decide which hike is the best. However we have scoped out many of...

Passionate Collaboration

How 3 women are building community by following their passions and sharing with others Passion – it is the best word I can come up with to describe how C...

St. Lawrence Gyotaku

Learn about the ancient Japanese form of fish rubbings along the shores of the St. Lawrence River I discovered the art form of Gyotaku fish rubbings in 2...

Poet On A Mission

A diligent poet and writer is single-handedly making opportunities for himself and fellow writers in Jefferson County. Carlton Fisher is an English Instructor a...

Blue Moon Night

I saw a blue moon tonight It watched over us on all the back roads Of Hermon & Dekalb Shining, shining from over the hills, surrounded By glittering sta...

History Of Potsdam Sandstone

Around 520 million years ago the sandy beaches that would become Potsdam sandstone were laid down as marine waters began to encroach upon the continent. ...

Wonderful Place To Live

People Of The North Country “Wonderful place to live” says Chad In our first installment of “People of the North Country” BIRCH Associate Editor, Je...