Most of us complain about the freezing January weather, but for Reid Bielenberg and the Hudson River ice Yacht Club it’s time for some great fun.
For 50 years Conrad Milster, Chief Engineer at the Pratt Institute, has celebrated the New Year with the sounds of old steam whistles. Tonight will be the last whistle blow.
On a cold winter’s night, what unexpected encounter occurred on the Newburgh-Beacon ferry? Beacon resident Betty Carey remembers.
According to old-time dairy farmer Jesse Burch, his barn was so cold during the winter he had trouble milking his cows. From an interview with Marc Fried.
Smoked fish, turkey and a lot of hospitality is how Arthur McElroy remembers Thanksgivings with friends and family. From the Somers Historical Society Archive.
Even after 51 years, Patrick DeSena remembers the “personal shock” of the shooting of a beloved President. Recorded in The Cube for Somers Historical Society.
On November 3, 1963 the Newburgh-Beacon bridge opened and the ferry made its last Hudson River crossing. Mary McTamaney recalls her final trip on the historic ferry.
For over 10 years Jerry Donnellan toured with Frank Sinatra until he realized he was in a unique position to help other vets. Recorded for New City Library. NY.
There are many places Karen Ringen could have chosen for her wedding ceremony, but only one place was right for a Halloween celebration.
Joan Gussow of Piermont, NY woke up the morning after Sandy to find a 10′ long, 4′ in diameter log up against the foundation of her Hudson River front home.
Wanda Sramek sewed zippers onto bomber jackets during WW II. Decades later she had quite a surprise while visiting the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
The special glow of a kerosene lamp and the sweet smells of the barn are just some of the special childhood memories of the time Walter Luther spent with his grandfather.
Peregrine falcons were endangered by the use of pesticides like DDT. After decades of recovery, naturalists are hoping the they will return to their former roosting spots.
When Jasper Fox and his friend were going sailing, Jasper insisted they find the anchor before heading out. His friend soon learned why Jasper refused to leave without it.