Celebrations and Well Wishes Would’ve Already Begun

Guinans Pub

If Guinan’s Pub was still with us today…

I can’t put down nor can I bring myself to finish the heartfelt stories in Gwendolyn Bound’s precious book “Little Chapel on the River” about the faithful general store and welcoming Irish pub that was just a short stroll from where we live on Garrison Landing for 50 years. How I wish I lived here then.

To all the Guinan family still here and those in heaven, to all the friends and lovers that made this pub like home, a great great St. Patrick’s Day to you all. 

Photo by Gwedolyn Bounds

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Lift Your Heart at Garrison Institute

Krishna DasGarrison Institute is one of the Hudson Valley’s real gems.

An  Evening of Kirtan at Garrison Institute with Krishna Das.

An organization devoted to world change through Contemplation, Action, Transformation. This weekend the “Rock Star” of  Yoga, Krishna Das, is conducting Heart of Devotion Retreat, a weekend of yoga, chanting and devotional heart-opening practices.

On Friday and Saturday evening there are Kirtan concerts open to the public, we are attending both nights.  More Information Here

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Signs of Spring

Fresh Flowers at the Cold Spring Farmers' Market

Fresh Flowers

at the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market bring welcome thoughts of spring.

With the temperature this week ranging above 40° it feels positively balmy. Yet, I know spring is still weeks off . I will say this, the wonderful Farmers’ Market offerings sure do help shake off the winter blues. For winter CSFM is in the Parish Hall of St Mary-in-the-Highlands, on Saturdays     

Cold Spring Farmer’s Market

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Have You Been To Arden Point

Enjoying the View from Arden Point Garrison NY
The view is magnificent

even in the cold cold winter, here is Diana, her sister Heidi and hubby Perry relaxing for a moment on Arden Point. Can’t wait for the spring to picnic here.

Arden Point State Park is an easy hike through beautiful woods, over a bridge spanning the railroad tracks and ending at a prominent rise over the Hudson River.
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Living on “The Landing”

Our House on Garrison Landing

On a snowy day

towards the end of December we began our move from Montclair, NJ, to Garrison. Diana and I dwelt in Montclair for 27 years, raised two children, Nell and Pierce, and have many precious memories.

January 2015 began another great adventure here in the Hudson Valley. Where we will be making many rich deposits in our “Memory Banks”, as my mother. Elva, loved to say, the greatest wealth you can have.

She would have loved this place.

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