SOAP BOX DERBY IN CENTRAL PARK

June 22, 2016
SOAP BOX DERBY IN CENTRAL PARK

It was Sunday, Father’s Day and the day before the summer solstice. It was a flawless brilliant sunny day in New York City. The air was alive with energy and we were headed to Central Park to watch the NYC Soap Box Derby. Our daughter, Liza, has an after school program, Green Apple Kids, and...

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WOODSTOCK AND THE OLD SHED

June 6, 2016
WOODSTOCK AND THE OLD SHED

It was Memorial Day weekend. According to the forecast the weather would be unpredictable. We didn’t care. We were headed upstate to spend the long holiday weekend with friends in an old farm house sitting in the middle of a densely wooded area near the Delaware Gap. Not much was planned. Fun and relaxation was...

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MAC AND CHEESE SMACKDOWN

April 12, 2016
MAC AND CHEESE SMACKDOWN

It was a beautiful Sunday, a bit cool, though the sky was a lovely clear, bright blue. It was a perfect day to head down to Greenwich Village and attend a Mac and Cheese Snackdown. When we arrived there was already a line waiting to get in. And it didn’t take long before a block long...

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WEEGEE; A BRIEF ANATOMY OF A CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER

February 4, 2016
WEEGEE; A BRIEF ANATOMY OF A CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER

BY MARGARET MENDEL   It was a warmer than usual November afternoon when I exited the L Train subway station at 1st Ave and 14th Street where I was to meet up with Susan. We planned to walk to China Town where we were going to attend an event sponsored by ICP  (International Center of...

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Christmas in New York

December 29, 2015
Christmas in New York

It was Wednesday, the day before Christmas Eve. We were on our way to Brooklyn to babysit the grandkids. This has been a trying time for us. Health issues have become a serious consideration. Hanging out with the grandkids would certainly soothe our anxious souls. Though we would soon learn that the subways were...

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CRANBERRIES — AN ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE

November 21, 2015
CRANBERRIES — AN ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE

TODAY I HAVE AN ARTICLE ABOUT CRANBERRIES IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE. ALSO INCLUDED IS MY FAVORITE RECIPE FOR CRANBERRY-NUT-COCONUT BREAD. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST.

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HERCULANEUM

October 30, 2015
HERCULANEUM

It’s the last week in October. That means soon there’ll be lots of ghosts and goblins walking the streets begging for sugary treats. The TV stations will replay classic vampire and zombie movies. Some intrepid epicureans will delight in eating marzipan eyeballs. We’ll all have a ghoulishly delightful time. But let me take you...

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