My Family’s Ghostly Inn by Diane Kendall Stevens

A red-brick, three-story inn with a wrap-around porch in Cashtown, Pennsylvania is home to ghosts, according to widespread lore, but the mysterious historical tavern is also deeply embedded in my own family’s story. Cashtown Inn is located at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, just nine miles west of Gettysburg, site of one of the … Continue reading My Family’s Ghostly Inn by Diane Kendall Stevens

AN ADIRONDACK APPARITION by Edward Pontacoloni

Recent Forest Ranger Actions New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Working with other state agencies, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured, or distressed people from across New York State. Town of Newcomb Essex County Wilderness Rescue: On July 19 at 2:30 a.m. DEC's … Continue reading AN ADIRONDACK APPARITION by Edward Pontacoloni

Immigration 1861 by Mary Perrin Scott

the quiet harbor ushered ina ship from abroadimmigrants from afarsearch for a life of hopefreedom’s soil under footconscripted by blue or greythrust into uniformdepending upon harbor of entryNorth or Southrite of passage to citizenship“Go, join the kill”from famine on home soilto war on freedom’s soilhungry souls left behindthe new unknownviolence of another kindfrom good and … Continue reading Immigration 1861 by Mary Perrin Scott