New! Virtual Writers Group

A meeting of writers will be meeting over Zoom on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 7:00pm for their first meeting. Open to anyone in the North Country region, just use the info below to join in! ACW Executive Director, Nathalie Thill, will be helping to facilitate the initial meeting. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 448 421 0953Dial … Continue reading New! Virtual Writers Group

SYZYGY by Edward Pontacoloni

February 14, Twenty-Twenty Dear Sometimes Y,      Wish you were here!  You would love the giddy weather and yokel ambiance.       Sometimes it’s steamy hot.  Sometimes it’s chilly, wintry even, like in the Yukon.  Sometimes it’s dry, but sometimes it will rain enough to flood the Yucatan crater, a real gollywhomper.          Sometimes I lay on the sunny, … Continue reading SYZYGY by Edward Pontacoloni

Molasses Cookies by Susan Whiteman

Molasses. It has an unmistakable smell. A savory sweet—comforting, and old-timey. It bridges generations and molasses cookies always seem to be the right thing on a day that’s rainy or cold. When my husband and I purchased our first home---a townhome in New Jersey—it was in thebeginning stages of a new development. We were one … Continue reading Molasses Cookies by Susan Whiteman

Hemlock, Sandalwood, Sage by Ron Lavalette

Today it’s hemlock smoke, orcedar and, under thin cloudsand the huge blue, I’m on ahillside, high, dreaming aboutwhat summer used to be like,how all the beautiful womenwalked up and down the beach,their brown eyes darker thantheir summered bodies, the sunnot much brighter than theirsmiles.And I remember thatonce I could smell sandalwoodor maybe it was sage … Continue reading Hemlock, Sandalwood, Sage by Ron Lavalette