NOV 2015 Issue Articles
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Turkey Trotters Show Community Spirit
By Laura Clark
There is an everyman appeal to Turkey Trots. It goes beyond our inbred Puritan guilt that urges us to atone before indulgence and finds its heart in the flock mentality. For this one day we are a community, celebrating together for the sheer joy of it. Read more...
What’s New on the Slopes
By Jeff Farbaniec
It may seem like fall is reluctant to give up its grip on the Northeast, but ski season is just around the corner. Gore and Whiteface are targeting the day after Thanksgiving to start spinning their lifts, with most other New York ski areas following suit shortly thereafter. Here’s a look at what’s new for skiers and riders across the region.
Paul Murray, You Are an Ironman!
By Christine Bishop
Paul Murray, noted Siena College sociology professor, has athletic achievements that most experience only by reading in books or in an article like this. He has run marathons, placed in cross country ski races, finished triathlons, and celebrated his 50th year of long distance running by qualifying for the Holy Grail of triathlons, the Ironman World Championship competition in Kona, Hawaii.
A Winter Adventure for Snowshoers
By Bill Ingersoll
The firm of Bradley & Underwood began lumbering along the West Branch Sacandaga River near the southern Adirondack hamlet of Wells in the 1870s, building an iron bridge over the stream near the home of Elias Kellogg. Read more...
I Wish I Knew That
Facts about Pain and Injury from a Physical Therapy Perspective
By Alison Synakowski
Often times in a physical therapy office you hear the words, “I wish I knew this a long time ago.” People are typically referring to understanding their injury, understanding how the body works, and understanding what they can specifically do to help heal their injury. Read more...
The Definitive Story of the Philosophers’ Camp at Follensby Pond
“The Kayaker’s Annotated Guide to the Philosophers’ Camp”
By James Schlett
After more than 150 years, the complete story of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s first encounter with raw nature in the Adirondack wilderness has finally been told through Cornell University Press’ release of A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks, by the award-winning journalist James Schlett. Read more...