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Visscher showed courage from first days of war

May 31, 2010 Brigadier General Frederick Visscher’s gravestone at the Old Caughnawaga Cemetery in Fonda had seen better days until recently. A new bronze plaque and restored gravestone now stand to his memor. more »»

America’s two-party system broken

April 4, 2010 I, like many, watched the March 17 airing of Fox News’ Bret Baier as he grilled President Obama on his health care bill. And I think we all remember South Carolina Rep. more »»

Health reform deceptive

April 2, 2010 Only in Washington could a corrupt, deceptive bill designed to steal our liberty, filled with unrealistic cost projections, falsehoods and outright lies be passed off as health care reform. more »»

Support weighed carefully

October 18, 2009 This week, The Leader-Herald will begin running its endorsements of political candidates running for councilman-at- large and mayoral seats in the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown. more »»

‘Go to the pain, not through the pain’ is good advice

September 6, 2009 Listening to your body is not always the easiest thing to do, but it is definitely a more effective strategy than listening to the popular saying “no pain, no gain. more »»

Growing and using herbs

August 23, 2009 Gourmet cooking has become a very popular pastime and herbs play an integral roll in producing tasty dishes. more »»

We all know when we have stepped outside our own truth

August 23, 2009 Recently, I went to a surprise party for my friend James Robare. Jimmy recently has accepted the position of athletic director at Johnstown. more »»

Cornell gearing up for Fonda Fair

August 16, 2009 The Fonda Fair is around the corner and Cornell Cooperative Extension is gearing up for a fun filled week for youth and adults in the Cooperative Extension/ 4-H building. more »»

Obama lying to America, refusing to listen

August 14, 2009 As president of the United States, Mr. Obama has the right to have an opinion. However, he doesn’t have the right to make up the facts. I strongly disagree with Obama on so many issues. more »»

Here’s some wise garden trivia

August 9, 2009 My previous column covered flower arranging but this time I chose to write about gardening trivia. more »»

Our actions show everyone what we really believe in

August 9, 2009 This week, I have noticed that I have been talking to a lot of people about worth and value, what we truly find value in. more »»

Cornell recruits men to cook

August 1, 2009 Cornell Cooperative Extension in Fulton and Montgomery Counties is recruiting “Real Men” for its seventh Annual Real Men Can Cook fundraising dinner. more »»

Take the time to take some time for rest, relaxation

July 26, 2009 My grandfather used to tell me, “Slow down, boy. You’re racing your motors.” He owned his own farm in the Adirondacks and beauty was easy to find everywhere you looke. more »»

Rosemary is ‘Dew of the Sea’

July 26, 2009 Rosemary is a half-hardy perennial. It can be planted outside in this area in mid-to-late April. more »»

Voting process has changed

July 9, 2009 In the beginning, there were no voting machines. Actually, at the time of the founding of the new republic, there were few machines of any type. more »»

USDA and NASA send 4-H flag to space on shuttle launch

June 28, 2009 USDAs National 4-H Headquarters and NASA sent the 4-H flag, depicting the familiar 4-H Clover, into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on June 13, 2009, as part of the STS-127 missio. more »»

My message for the graduating classes of 2009

June 28, 2009 A few weeks ago, I had the great honor of being asked to provide the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2009 at Gloversville High School. more »»

Food safety and selection at the farmers market

June 21, 2009 Farmers markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-produced fruits, vegetables, bakery and meat products. The U.S. more »»

Families need to have fun

June 14, 2009 It’s almost summertime and families are concerned about stretching their dollars to have enough for some recreational time together. more »»

A strange thing for me: getting stressed out

June 14, 2009 A very strange thing happened to me this week. I got stressed out. I say it’s strange because what specifically happened was a surprise to me and it came in a way I was not expectin. more »»



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