Valley Life

Batman passes the ball to Superman, while Wonderwoman tries to intercept it on the bounce. When the horn sounds at 9 a.m., the basketball is forgotten and the children of Camp Ponemah run straight to attendance, adorned in Superhero costumes to match the day’s theme. …

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | By: HEATHER FYFE Correspondent
Unpredictable events and accidents happen every day. We don’t start the day with a crystal ball; and it is that very sense of chaos and mystery that make life so …
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Now and then, I do something amazingly stupid: I listen to, or watch, sports guys talking about sports. Some of them know what they’re talking about, some of them roll …
Thursday, July 17, 2014
In the Sunday, June 22, New York Times, Timothy Egan wrote a column headlined “Corporate Daddy” in which he savaged Wal-Mart as “a net drain on taxpayers, forcing employees into …
Thursday, July 3, 2014
From the window in the bathroom I could see the Mediterranean, the first time I’d seen it in 48 years. We were on our final night in Italy, staying in …
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
This is Part 4 of a five-part story on a trip to Rome. Now comes the travel sacrilege and perhaps, it is just sacrilege, period, but here is some advice …
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
We all want to feel safe. At the end of the day, this is one of the most important components of a happy life. In fact, renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow …
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Fifty-four kids participated in the Bruce Geiger Fishing Derby where 70 trout were caught. The Pinnacle Mountain Fish and Game Club stocked 100 trout while the state matched them with …
Thursday, June 5, 2014
People, when they are at work, tend to talk about work, sometimes even in complimentary terms. After all, talking about your job in disparaging terms could lead to an embarrassing …
Thursday, June 5, 2014
This is Part 3 of a five-part look at Rome from, the writer hopes, an angle that is different from that usually given in such pieces. What can you see …
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
Our decision to raise chickens was primarily motivated by the fact that they will consume ticks and other pesky insects. We love fresh, organic eggs, but we especially love watching …
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I was reminded today of Pete Fornatale, a disc jockey for WNEW-FM in New York, who died a few years ago. Every Sunday morning, I’d spend four hours listening to …
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Editor’s note: If you would like to showcase artwork in The Cabinet’s Artist Spotlight, email Editor Erin Place at eplace@cabinet.com. WILTON – Turn the flowers from your wedding bouquet into …
Thursday, May 15, 2014 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Editor’s note: This is the second of a five-part series. You want a travelogue? A sightseeing primer? Go elsewhere. I’d suggest a Rick Steves travel show on PBS. Here, you’ll …
Thursday, May 8, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
BROOKLINE – Irish Luck Stables was excited to offer a third open house to gain interest in creating a new Hillsborough County 4-H Horse Project program. More than 75 youth …
Thursday, May 8, 2014
So, as you probably know, New Jersey, where I am at the moment, has a sales tax of, I think, 8 percent, but as is the case with most, if …
Thursday, May 1, 2014
My wife, Kathy, and I recently spent nine days in Rome doing all the usual touristy things but also some things that were at least a little different. Here, then, …
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | By MICHAEL CLEVELAND Correspondent
Our nation truly is the Great American Melting Pot. Each one of us draws upon cultural roots that run deep as the ocean and diverse as the flowers of springtime. …
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
MONT VERNON – As Alex Preston advances into the Top 7 on “American Idol,” his fan base continues to grow. In his hometown of Mont Vernon, some admirers have been …
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | By KATE GARDNER Staff Writer
WILTON – “Destiny” (1921), an expressionist silent film drama by German director Fritz Lang, will be shown with live music at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Wilton Town …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nearly 30 years ago, my daughter’s favorite book was “The Big Green Thing” and every night she’d get into bed and I would hunker down next to her and I’d …
Thursday, April 17, 2014
We live in a world of instant gratification and limited consequence. So many people hide behind the effortless stroke of a keyboard, or the ambiguous identity of an online presence. …
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | By HOLLEIGH CIARDELLI TLAPA
AMHERST – Messiah Lutheran Church on Route 101 in Amherst (adjacent to the Amherst Garden Center) invites everyone to help remember the teachings and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, to …
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Miles Davis was not perfect. It is the one thing he and I have in common. Miles was brilliant, of course, although I’ve heard it said, by Dizzy Gillespie, actually, …
Thursday, April 3, 2014
WILTON – Dennis Anfuso used quick, sure strokes of his pencil to create a portrait as its subject was described to him by a young Dungeon and Dragons player. What …
Thursday, January 16, 2014 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
If you go PETERBOROUGH – Trumpet, the fine arts and idea gallery in Peterborough, is offering another fabulous concert, along with a top-notch list of area artists and exciting workshops. Save the date …
Thursday, January 9, 2014
How to help Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story. The second portion will run in the Jan. 2 edition of The Cabinet. SIERRA LEONE, West Africa – When …
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | By BETSY SMALL CAMPBELL Special to The Cabinet
May you relive treasured moments with those you love and miss Know their love and miracles surround you In places you never thought could exist I hope you find heaven …
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | By SUSANNA HARGREAVES Special to The Cabinet
WILTON – About 10 years ago, when Robin Schoen moved into the brick house near the edge of the Vale End Cemetery, she heard about the Blue Lady, the ghost …
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
I believe in Santa Clause. Not just the image of a big, burly man with glistening eyes, a regal white beard, a bright red suit and a deep, jolly laugh; …
Thursday, December 19, 2013
I was the kind of lad that could never say no to a grab bag. Kids these days are looking forward to their Twerk-with-me Elmos or iBiebers for their Christmas …
Thursday, December 19, 2013
There are some harbingers of the holidays that are just plain expected. The first snow. The first card you get in the mail. The first Christmas-shopping commercial on television – …
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I have a confession, which should not be surprising because anyone who knows me even moderately well could tell you that I have much to confess, much of it abject …
Thursday, December 12, 2013
When author T. Stephens (a pseudonym) stayed at a camp in Maine and discovered the former owner had committed a suicide that involved a mysterious oval – or cypher – …
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | By KATHLEEN PALMER Staff Writer
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