March Almanac ~

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By: Roger Chambers March is a fickle month, with temperatures in March among the most variable of any month ranging from a low of -15°F to a high in the mid-80s°F. Some years there are...
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Mohawk Valley Almanac for March

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Important Dates:   March 1--Shrove Tuesday/Mardi GrasMarch 2--Ash Wednesday/Texas Independence Day March 8--International Women’s DayMarch 12--St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Utica March 13--Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2 A.M. March 17--St. Patrick’s Day March 28--Seward’s Day, Alaska March 31--César Chávez Day March...

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...

MoVa September Almanac

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By Roger Chambers September culturally marks the beginning of autumn, though the season does not officially begin until the equinox of September on the 22nd. College and university start school in late August, while public...

December Almanac

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By Roger Chambers December usually means cold and snow, accented by sometimes bright sunny days that are all too short, with sunset before 5 p.m. December’s long nights are made more cheerful with the extensive...

Almanac for April 2021

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By Roger Chambers With April comes warmer and usually sunnier weather. This is especially after a winter of more than usual social isolation. Days after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade not held for the second...
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Book Review: ‘Orwell’s Roses’ – Examining the Unusual Biography of the Famed Author

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By Roger Chambers | Columnist  This is an unusual biography of George Orwell. Born as Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in India where his father was stationed, Blair changed his pen name to George Orwell...

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...

Mohawk Valley Almanac June 2021 Edition

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By Roger Chambers June is a month of long days with over 15 hours of daylight, with the longest day on the summer solstice of June 20. A rare record low of 32° occurred in...

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...