Mohawk Valley Almanac for December 2020 By Roger Chambers

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Winter officially begins with the winter solstice, after a record warm November. December has average high temperatures in the mid-30°s F and low of about  20°F.  Single digit or sub zero temperatures that may...

November 2020 Almanac

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November Mohawk Valley Almanac November is a least favorite month to many with its mostly cloudy and cooler weather, previewing colder and shorter days to come. One needs a jacket, with afternoon high temperatures typically...

Mohawk Valley Almanac for October 2020

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By Richard Chambers Holidays and Observances of October September 15- October 15     Hispanic Heritage Month October 5        Child Health Day October 6        German American Day October 9        Leif...

Mohawk Valley Almanac, May Edition

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by Roger Chambers   Wile May has the major holiday of Memorial Day, many large events such as parades have already been canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic. Those with mothers not living in the same...

Almanac for April 2020

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By Roger Chambers April is a transitional month weather wise. Many years there may be a few days that still feel very winter-like and there are usually one or two snow storms, but usually no...

Mohawk Valley Almanac, February Edition

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by Roger Chambers For those who like outside cold and snow, February is a good month for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, and skiing. For those who prefer indoor activities, there is basketball, high school, college, and...

MoVa Almanac, November Edition

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by Roger Chambers November is generally a cool to cold month with gray skies, rain, and sometimes blustery snowstorms, an early reminder of the coming winter season. The average high is 48°F and the average...

Book Review: ‘Dusk on Route 1’

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by Roger Chambers The novel, Dusk on Route 1 by Cynthia Fraser Graves, offers its readers a clear regional setting, with a strong sense of place throughout. The setting, the town of Wells in southern...

MoVa Almanac, October Edition

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by Roger Chambers Holidays and Observances of October: September 15 - October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month October 1: Child Health Day October 6:  German-American Day October 8: Yom Kippur begins at sundown October 9: Leif Erikson Day October 11: General Casimir...

MoVa August Alamanac

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By Roger Chambers There are no major holidays in August. Proclamation days include Women’s Equality Day. On that day in 1920, a proclamation giving American women the right to vote was signed by Secretary of State...