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...

July Almanac for the Mohawk Valley

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July has one of our most important and popular holidays, Independence Day, most commonly called the Fourth of July. It is widely celebrated with parades and fireworks in many cities and towns. Barbecues, boating...