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Where to Brush by the Revolution

I haven’t visited any places specifically to learn about the War of Independence, but I have stumbled upon little reminders at a few places. Seeing little bits of the past brings history alive for me. I know I learned about…

Out at Pound Ridge

Inn at Pound Ridge

Given all of the positive publicity Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Inn at Pound Ridge has received, there’s probably little to no way the place could ever live up to its larger-than-life expectations. For those who remember the tiredness of earlier iterations of…

Traveling with Witches

traveling with witches

It’s a good thing that the law has evolved a bit since the 1600s given my penchant for visiting shamans, inquiring about witches, and talking directly to higher powers without any male or priestly intercession. In May 1647, the first…

Interesting Signage: North Salem, N.Y.

So many rules, so little time to adhere to them all. I especially like this sign in North Salem, N.Y. limiting sleigh riding to residents. I don’t think many people have sleighs anymore—although in North Salem, you never know. All…

Need a Pumpkin? Pick Harvest Moon

Living in North Salem, N.Y., I just love seeing the party every weekend whenever I need to drive by Harvest Moon on Hardscrabble Road. Pumpkins, hayrides, country music, apple picking, coffee, donuts, pies, plants, and now New York-made spirits are…

North Salem’s Stonehenge

I suppose the boulder balancing on a handful of rocks by the side of Titicus Road in North Salem, N.Y., could have been placed here naturally by rushing water or a melting glacier, but I prefer the more mysterious suggestion…

Dining Before the Revolution in North Salem

There’s just something alluring about having dinner in a low-ceilinged dining room with peanut shells on the floor and a fireplace and ancient-looking wooden beams holding everything in place and rippled views from the antique glass windows. That this place—Purdy’s…

Bonus History in Witch City

I’m not sure whether fallout from Halloween or the occasional jokes about being North Salem (N.Y.) witches inspired the Brawny Sherpa and me to take a road trip to Salem, Mass., but we ended up learning so much more than…