Category Archive: Recreation

Power of the Paddle

The Chemung River has been in my backyard since I moved to Elmira more than three years ago. I can walk to a boat launch in less time than it takes me to blow… Continue reading

Let It Snow

This is the first time that titling a blog has ever made me feel like I might start getting chased by a mob wielding snow shovels and ice scrapers. Hear a Rookie out, readers. Believe it or… Continue reading

O’ Christmas Tree

If Frances Hodgson Burnett was alive today, I’d love to get her impression of what’s known locally as Elmira’s own “secret garden.” Over on Southside at 824 Broadway, nestled up behind a Victorian… Continue reading

Wineing and Designing

Meet Kitty, the family cat. Kitty lives with my parents and enjoys hiding foil balls, sunshine on the kitchen floor, and sleeping on the top shelf of my parents’ closet. She does not… Continue reading